Newt Gingrich Secures His Name on Delaware Primary Ballot
Dover, DE – The Newt Gingrich campaign submitted 1049 signatures to the Commissioner of Elections earlier this month.  The Commissioner’s office has formally certified this submission and Speaker Gingrich will be on the ballot in Delaware for the Delaware Presidential Republican Primary on April 24.
State Director Christopher Mantei is enthusiastic for the overwhelming support the Speaker has received during the signature process. “We believe that the overwhelming success in collecting signatures for the ballot and the support voiced among voters are tremendous indicators of momentum in this state that will materialize in Speaker Gingrich securing the Delaware Primary on April 24th. Republicans in Delaware have a clear choice between the leadership of Newt Gingrich, responsible government and a stronger America versus the failed policies of a Massachusetts moderate. I’m proud to have led the charge have Newt’s name placed on the ballot in Delaware.”
Republican voters in Delaware have propelled conservative Presidential Candidates forward in past years.  Ronald Reagan had Primary Victories in Delaware in both 1980 and 1984 where he subsequently carried Delaware in the General election.  Michael Reagan, son of the President, along with many other members of the Reagan administration have been campaigning with Speaker Gingrich in the 2012 election cycle. He is also being joined on the trail by conservative leaders such as Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Fred Thompson, and the list grows daily. The Delaware Gingrich campaign has established leadership in all 3 counties and in many precincts throughout the state.
Sussex County Chair and Tea Party leader Christie Shirey says, “I have endorsed Newt Gingrich because he is the one candidate that can not only beat Barack Obama, but will turn the campaign into a teaching experience on the importance of freedom and conservatism. Newt has inspired me not only through his performances during the debates, but through his speeches, ideals and his growth in his beliefs. Many Candidates claim to support the Tea Party Movement, but only Newt was a supporting member since the planning of the first Tax Day Tea Party Rally in 2009. He has the vision needed to return this Country to the people and its position of exceptionalism. I am thrilled to work for a candidate that I truly believe in.”
Delaware is has a winner-take-all Presidential Primary that will award 17 delegates. This is the first Republican Party in many decades that has the potential to be down to the wire with delegates and the 17 votes going to Delaware’s winner could be the margin of victory. Speaker Gingrich also recognizes this and will not be overlooking the First State. “We need big change in Washington if we are to return America to job creation and economic growth again,” said Gingrich.  “This campaign is about unleashing the American people to rebuild the America we love.  I look forward to bringing this message to the people of Delaware.”
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Contact: 
R.C. Hammond
Press Secretary
rch@newt.org
Joe Jerome
DE State Communications Director
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