Eric Cantor's team had millions of dollars to spend on his primary campaign. While much of that money went to ads that apparently failed to win over enough voters, $168,000 was spent on steakhouse dinners. Compare that to Team Brat spending just $122,000 on the entire campaign. Dana Bash has the latest.
Anderson discussed the impact of Cantor's loss with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, GOP strategist Ana Navarro and Chief National Correspondent John King.
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Newt Gingrich discusses gun legislation and suggests Vice President Biden visit Chicago to understand why the laws and system there haven't worked. "Chicago has very strict gun laws; it is also the deadliest city in America where 500 people were killed in Chicago last year," he told Anderson Cooper. "What should we maybe learn from inadequate policing, inadequate enforcement, about a city whose laws on paper are terrific, but whose reality has been really pretty disastrous."
In an interview with Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich acknowledged there is no proof to back up claims about President Obama's welfare policy in a controversial Romney ad.
The ad has been widely criticized for inaccurately stating Obama wants to "gut welfare reform" by "dropping work requirements." The narrator tells viewers, "you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
Gingrich defended the ad and repeated a line similarly used by Romney in campaign speeches. "This is an administration which has maximized the increase in dependency, maximized the number of people on food stamps, maximized the effort to get people to rely on the government."
Mitt Romney surrogate Newt Gingich talked with Anderson tonight about the uproar over the Romney campaign ad that claims Pres. Obama is "gutting" welfare reform.
You may recall, back in 1996, when Gingrich was House Speaker he worked with Pres. Clinton to get welfare reform passed by Congress.
Fast-forward 16 years to today and there are accusations the Obama administration is trying to change the law.
"Under Obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check," the narrator of the ad says.
At issue is an Obama administration proposal sent in a memo last month that allows states to "test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families."
Anderson Cooper examines the lack of evidence from Newt Gingrich and five other lawmakers calling for an investigation into whether the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government.
Anderson Cooper asks Newt Gingrich how Mitt Romney can criticize President Obama for government investments when he supported them as governor of Massachusetts.
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