Newt isn’t on the ballot in Missouri’s primary


This from abcnews.com:

Newt Gingrich

Washington, D.C. – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be a ‘no show’ on the February primary ballot in the ‘Show Me State’ of Missouri. When the Gingrich campaign showed up missing on the ballot, reports surfaced that the unorganized campaign made a terrible oversight.

The Gingrich campaign told ABC News after the CNN national security debate, that the missing name among the other top contenders is intentional and not an oversight by the campaign.

“We do elections where you can actually win delegates, we don’t participate in beauty contests,” a spokesman for the campaign said.

The ballot election in February does not count for delegates, however it does usually project who will win the state the follow month or gives momentum to a candidate needing an extra push. In March, the state holds a separate caucus which actually decides who wins Missouri’s Republican delegates for the nominating convention.

So in reality nothing is missed because Missouri is holding a caucus in March to decide the delegates. Still, it doesn’t look good in the news that Gingrich isn’t on the ballot for the primary in Missouri.

Stacy

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  1. kharuq 24 January, 2012 at 03:35 Reply

    If Newt is not on the ballot, then Missouri Republican voters are not being allowed to vote for their choice. How, then will the Missouri caucus decide who wins if the people aren’t allowed to at least be able to do a write in candidate. Since I have no plans to vote for Romney my vote will not be counted.

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