Newt Gingrich endorses Martha Zoller in 9th District race

Two days after receiving a nod from Sarah Palin, 9th District congressional candidate Martha Zoller has picked up another big endorsement – this time from Newt Gingrich. From the press release:

“For years, Martha Zoller has been a clear, clarion voice for the conservative movement here in Georgia and around the United States,” said Gingrich. “In Congress, Martha will lead the force that fundamentally changes ‘business as usual’ in Washington and will work tirelessly to implement conservative solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.

Zoller explains that Gingrich is a long-time friend who, in the past, often served as a guest on her radio talk show. This was no doubt important to Gingrich, especially when he was trying to make sure that Georgia didn’t stray during his GOP presidential primary bid.

But this must have been a difficult choice for Gingrich. Gov. Nathan Deal has made no public declaration in this race. One daughter has endorsed Zoller; another is raising money for her rival, state Rep. Doug Collins, also of Gainesville.

But most assume that Deal – who designed the shape of the new 9th that covers most of northeast Georgia — on Tuesday will cast a vote for Collins, one of his House floor leaders.

This is the same governor who refused to abandon Gingrich when his campaign imploded in June 2011, shortly after the former U.S. House speaker launched it. And remember that Zell Miller, who is also backing Collins, lent his name to the Gingrich campaign.

Then again, because the governor is officially neutral, Gingrich may have taken that as permission to fulfill a personal obligation.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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20 comments Add your comment

curious

July 26th, 2012
3:17 pm

Funny, but I got back-to-back calls today. Fitst, Gov. Deal touted Collins. Then Newt went for Moutha.

hiram

July 26th, 2012
3:20 pm

These people might just as well be on another planet. It’s all alien to me.

Are you serious?

July 26th, 2012
3:28 pm

Do you really want to be endorsed by either Gingrich or Palin?

Burman Fisher

July 26th, 2012
3:32 pm

Newt, Zell, Nathan, Doug, Martha, Sarah — all disgusting and not worth writing or talking about!

Keep doing this GOP

July 26th, 2012
3:41 pm

Newt, Zell, Nathan, Doug, Martha, Sarah

All the more reason to vote for Mr. Cooley come November!

LibertyDell

July 26th, 2012
3:51 pm

Who did Ron Paul endorse? That’s all that matters

hiram

July 26th, 2012
3:51 pm

Burman Fisher
July 26th, 2012
3:32 pm

“Newt, Zell, Nathan, Doug, Martha, Sarah — all disgusting and not worth writing or talking about!”

Their common denominator is the willingness to take advantage of the ignorant for personal gain, without consideration for the consequences. They’re for sale to the highest bidder, and would destroy the state, country or planet, to make a buck – they have no shame.

Jeffrey

July 26th, 2012
3:55 pm

I’d rather be endorsed by Saul alinsky. Whatever happened to that guy? I thought he was going to make it big this year.

Kris

July 26th, 2012
3:57 pm

Newt, Zell, Nathan, Doug, Martha, Sarah
What a disgusting the, lot of them…
,
All the more reason to
A. Vote the GOP scum out.
B. Recall The GOP crooks (Nattie)
C. VOTE NO TSPLOST

D. JUST GET OUT AND VOTE

Entangled

July 26th, 2012
3:59 pm

Yea, yea, yea … who really cares about who endorses who?

DECIDED FOR YOURSELVES!

Norris T

July 26th, 2012
4:00 pm

First Palin and now the Newt?! Poor Martha. She can’t get a break.

Ivory

July 26th, 2012
4:11 pm

As good as an endorsement from Herman Cain; who really cares about what they think?

buzzkill

July 26th, 2012
4:22 pm

Have to agree with the above posters.

double

July 26th, 2012
4:36 pm

Cooley has no chance to win .The chosen one the establishment favorite Collins same old same.Guess that only leaves Zoller.

Last Man Standing

July 26th, 2012
4:42 pm

Kris:

” A. Vote the GOP scum out.
B. Recall The GOP crooks (Nattie)
C. VOTE NO TSPLOST”

A. Vote the dummycrat communist scum out.
B. Recall the dummycrat communist crooks (All of them!).
C. VOTE NO T-SPLOST

There! Fixed your typos . . .

Don Abernethy

July 26th, 2012
5:30 pm

Lobbyist will control who ever is elected.

Jimbo

July 26th, 2012
6:58 pm

Doug Collins has more integrity in his pinky finger than Palin, Newt, and Martha has in their collective bodies. Doug is probably breathing a sigh of relief…

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TGT

July 26th, 2012
11:20 pm

Cooley has no chance to win .The chosen one the establishment favorite Collins same old same.Guess that only leaves Zoller.

Vote Fitzpatrick!!! Former marine, well educated, leader in his church, true conservative.

honested

July 27th, 2012
8:05 am

Well that settles it, whoever is the representative, her last name won’t be zoeller.

Nut Getrich, supplying the ‘kiss of death’ to aspiring politicians across America.