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March 13th, 2012
11:53 PM ET

Video: Gingrich adviser on Santorum success in key Southern states

Anderson interviews Vince Haley, deputy campaign manager for Newt Gingrich, as Rick Santorum wins two important Southern states.


Filed under: 360° Interview • Anderson Cooper • Newt Gingrich • Vince Haley
February 28th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Video: Is Newt Gingrich done?

Anderson Cooper talks with the political panel about whether Newt Gingrich can survive in the race for the nomination after Mitt Romney's wins in the Michigan and Arizona primaries.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Newt Gingrich • Raw Politics
February 10th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Video: Mrs. Gingrich being introduced to voters

Randi Kaye profiles the woman behind Newt Gingrich, his third wife, Callista Gingrich. She spoke exclusively with Gingrich's best friend since childhood.

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Raw Politics: Mitt Romney's no-good, very bad night
February 8th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Raw Politics: Mitt Romney's no-good, very bad night

E ven if you just tuned in long enough Tuesday night to see his victory speech in a half-empty Denver ballroom, you could tell Mitt Romney had a bad night. If you started watching just a bit earlier, you saw him lose Minnesota, a state he won in 2008. You saw him trailing in every county in Missouri on his way to a bruising loss there. And a few minutes later, you saw him lose in Colorado - a state he dominated in 2008, when his 60% of the vote was more than three times the share of runner-up John McCain.

Based on his 2008 results, Republicans were feeling good about taking back the state this fall, with Romney at the top of the ticket. And heading into Tuesday, Romney could afford to think about pivoting to more of a general election-orientation. No more.

Romney’s loss in Missouri wasn’t unexpected; it’s a state he didn’t win four years ago, with a major evangelical bloc - the ideal audience for Rick Santorum’s pitch – and its accidental “beauty contest” primary this year made it an easy write-off. (Gingrich didn’t even bother getting on the ballot.) Minnesota’s a quirky contest; Romney won it four years ago, but it was seen as anyone’s game.

Colorado was different – which is why the Romney campaign had downplayed the other votes, telling reporters to focus on the state. And that’s what made a Romney loss there all the more damaging. The big question now: how much of Romney’s win four years ago was due to his status as the top alternative to the frontrunner – the role played last night by Santorum. This morning, Romney’s campaign, which had come out swinging against Santorum over the past day or two, focused its fire on Newt Gingrich instead. Maintaining Gingrich’s status as a top conservative contender – keeping the anti-Romney vote as divided as possible – just got a whole lot more important for the former Massachusetts governor.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Raw Politics • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
January 26th, 2012
02:16 AM ET

Video: KTH: Do contracts tie Gingrich to lobbying?

Two members of congress, both Republicans, say Gingrich lobbied them on behalf of Freddie Mac. Anderson Cooper reports.

January 20th, 2012
11:25 PM ET

Video: Lead-up to the SC primary

It’s primary day in South Carolina and there are signs Newt Gingrich is surging in the GOP presidential race there and may win. Anderson talked it over with Ari Fleisher, former press secretary for Pres. George W. Bush, Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com and political analyst Roland Martin.

January 19th, 2012
11:17 PM ET

Video: Santorum: Gingrich not focused

After the debate, Rick Santorum tells CNN's Gloria Borger that Newt Gingrich is not an effective leader.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
January 19th, 2012
10:20 PM ET

Video: Gingrich: 'I'm happy with the debate'

Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Anderson Cooper he was 'happy' with the debate on Thursday in South Carolina.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Newt Gingrich • Raw Politics
January 9th, 2012
11:16 PM ET

Video: Gingrich gets aggressive on the trail

On the day before the New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich gets aggressive. Gary Tuchman reports.

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January 2nd, 2012
10:47 PM ET

Video: Gingrich confident after drop in Iowa

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is confident despite a recent drop in the Iowa polls. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

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