Callista Gingrich campaigns in Eau Claire

Newt Gingrich’s wife campaigns in Eau Claire

(WEAU) - Her husband is running to be the next President of the United States and Monday night, she was in Eau Claire.

Callista Gingrich, whose husband Newt is running for the republican nomination, was at Northwoods Brewing Company Monday night. She met supporters as she campaigns for her husband ahead of Wisconsin’s primary on April 3rd.

She says the upcoming state primary is an important race. Callista told us "We’re at the halfway point of this race, if you look at the delegates thus far, and right now we're focused on Wisconsin, DC, Maryland, and Delaware, and every delegate matters."

Monday night's visit was extra special for Mrs. Gingrich, as she grew up in Whitehall.


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  • by Judie Location: Eau Claire on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM
    Callista Gingrich is campaigning for her husband just like all the other wives are doing and just as Obama's wife does. You people should be ashamed of yourselves picking on her. This is a very nice lady and she doesn't deserve the attacks she is getting. As far as her being the third wife, so what. Lots of people marry multiple times. If Mr. Gingrich were a celebrity, you would consider him an idol with three marriages behind him. Just because a person gets a divorce does not make them a bad person; it just means those two people were not suited for each other. If you want to disagree with a candidate on his policies, then by all means voice your concerns but leave the personal attacks out of the campaign, especially the ones on their families.
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      by Anon. on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:17 AM in reply to Judie
      Oh Judie, so naive.
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        by Clark on Mar 28, 2012 at 04:41 PM in reply to Anon.
        Agree, she knew what she was getting into.
  • by jerry Location: menomonie on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM
    after reading all 22 comments, Sharlene is the only real human on here. the rest of you sound like a bunch of alien Wisconsin wanna-bees.
  • by Joe Location: Eau Claire on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    You liberals sure do hate women.
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      by Jules on Mar 28, 2012 at 02:18 PM in reply to Joe
      I think it's the other way around, bub.
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        by Joe on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:09 PM in reply to Jules
        Jules, look at the way people are talking about this woman. In liberal theory, you hate women. Or is that the liberal double standard again?
  • by Sharlene Location: Whitehall on Mar 27, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    The personal attacksare ridiculous. This Lady is a attacking her...TRUE Wisconsinite...she is down to earth, received and education from a school with a graduating class of 67, and is about the kindest and sweetest Lady you would ever have the opportunity to meet. Enough of the attacks on Callista...you don't know her personally so don't make a comment unless you do.
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      by Jules on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:50 PM in reply to Sharlene
      Really? She married a cheating, lying, egotistical and hypocritical husband named Newt. Fair game if he's running for president.
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        by lucy on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to Jules
        Was she not having an affair with him while he was married? Its called the spotlight! If you don't like it stay out of it!
  • by Collin Location: River Falls on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    I don't understand all the moral caterwauling about Newt's infidelity--it's not like he's the first or the last. It seems especially disingenuous coming from people who demand that someone else pay for their birth control.
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      by Anon. on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM in reply to Collin
      Well, why not lack of morality be a consideration? Character is an important virtue whether Dem. or Rep.
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        by Collin on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:10 PM in reply to Anon.
        If you are condemning his actions, it is only logical that you are against tax money buying birth control products whose main purpose is enabling similar behavior.
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          by Hippie on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:22 AM in reply to Collin
          You are so far off base it is scary. What exactly are you saying here? That people that use birth control or support tax money going towards birth control lack morality? Many people in monogamous relationships use birth control, Collin. How many feet tall is the horse you are riding?
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          by Collin on Mar 28, 2012 at 07:50 AM in reply to Collin
          @Hippie. People shouldn't have to fork over their tax dollars to enable behavior they don't agree with. That's a shakedown. That's oppression. If you want to oppress people to pay for things they don't agree with, you have no standing to criticize Newt for doing something you don't agree with. I'm not bashing Newt or anybody else for philandering, I am bashing the hypocrisy and faux moral outrage that I see here.
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          by Anon. on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to Collin
          There are alot of things I don't agree with in gov't. What I am talking about is Newt's lack of character in MY opinion and I was sharing my thoughts as others do in this forum.
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          by Hippie on Mar 29, 2012 at 07:03 AM in reply to Collin
          Funny that you would consider sex to be a behavior that you don't agree with. Where would we be without it? I do get what you are saying...just don't think it really applies here. For example, I hate the fact that part of the reason why health insurance is so high is because there are so many people that don't take care of themselves. They smoke, drink, eat too many cheeseburgers, don't exercise, etc. I don't support that behavior, however ultimately, I pay. Birth control will save money by preventing unwanted pregnancies. With or without birth control, people WILL have sex; I think that we've established that. Birth control will save birthing costs and costs to social programs later. Not having easy, affordable access to birth control is going to stop very, very few people from having sex.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:25 PM in reply to Collin
      He get's it because the repubs act holier than thou.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM in reply to Collin
      But he sure did want to go after Clinton for his infidelity. Then again, those rock solid right wing values pretty much come and go depending on who is in office.
  • by Help America Location: WI on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    It would be nice if we had Clinton back in the White House...the country was in much better shape and he had/has some great ideas to get us back on track.
  • by anonymous Location: Eau Claire on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    If Wisconsin is so important to this candidate, maybe he should stop up himself. Sending 'wife #3' up to her childhood area doesn't really impress me. Maybe next month they'll send 'cousin twice removed-aka wife #2' up here.
  • by lucy Location: Menomonie on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:40 PM
    Who cares if she was from Whitehall. She seems Stepfordish to me! Never voted republican and no blond haired candidates wife will make me change that! I hope she got a piece of pie there, she looks like she needs it.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:24 AM in reply to lucy
      Yea Lucy Im sure you have had plenty of pie. I'm an independent and you and the far right are whats wrong with this country and nothing gets done. I don't vote for the party I vote for the person. I've voted D and R. Go back to your pie and put your teeth in while your at it
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        by Tim C on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:22 AM in reply to
        Maybe if the far right stopped declaring war on the middle class and poor, the left would have to spend less time fighting back, and we actually would be able to get things done. But the far right extremists keep people doped with abortion and religion and guns, and people never stop to realize that we have more in common than we realize. I talk to hardcore conservatives, and the bulk of our fundamentals are very close. It's these wedge issues that are propogated by the right wing gestappo that keeps us fighting like this.
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          by It takes two on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:49 AM in reply to Tim C
          The far left is not lilly white either.
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          by Really on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:02 AM in reply to Tim C
          And maybe if he left would quit being so negative and stop declaring war on the successful, things would be better too. As I read these comments, it is obvious who wrote what. Before you start judging other people, maybe you should look at yourself. Signed: Bill and Monica
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          by Tim C on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM in reply to Tim C
          @Really - You do realize that you posted the Bill and Monica thing on a comments page about the woman Newt Gingrich was having an affair with, while simultaneously having an affair with the woman featured in this article, don't you? And, um, a war on the successful? Wealth and income disparities are as bad now as they were in the 1920s. That's not successful, that's legislation resulting in the alienation of the proletariate. People can't even get decent healthcare in America unless they're mega successful, meanwhile, the GOP frontrunner's wife recovers from MS symptoms while lounging in her decked out beach house riding $100,000 horses. It's not a war on the successful. It's asking that tax rates be progressive, so that people who earn more pay more. The tax rate in the 1940s and up to the 1960s was well above 75% for millionaires. Then politicians started driving it down, favoring millionaires in the tax code. That timeline coincides with the downfall of the middle class.
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          by Eau Really on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM in reply to Tim C
          It's the chicken or the egg. Couldn't it be said that if the left stopped trying to take away guns, removing God from everything, and stopped pushing for taxpayer abortion that the right would drop those causes.
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          by Tim C on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM in reply to Tim C
          @Eau Really - that is reasonable, and probably at one time, more true than it is today. But when you start looking at the so-called culture wars that are ramping up again, just in time for a recovering economy, it's clear Republicans are on the offensive. There has been no real legislation introduced lately that tries to create more abortion rights, or remove God from [insert social medium here]. All recent happenings on this front are from the right - contraception, intelligent design, abstinence-only, etc.
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          by really on Mar 27, 2012 at 01:47 PM in reply to Tim C
          @ Tim C.---- So what you are saying is it was ok for slick Willy to have an affair as President, but is not ok if you are running for President and it happened years ago ???? P.S. I do not set horse prices.
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        by lucy on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:25 AM in reply to
        The only reason she is here is because she can say, oh im from Wisconsin and i'll come back to my home state if you will vote for Newt! Who cares if she is from here? Oh and what number wife of his is she? I like a president who doesn't have a few divorces under his belt!
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          by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:39 AM in reply to lucy
          Ohhh Lucy do you know that more than 50% of marriges result in Div? Who cares how many times someone is married. Go back to your pie. Have some ice cream on it while your at it
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          by J on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:37 AM in reply to lucy
          But, I'll bet you voted for Clinton. What does that say about your consistancy?
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          by Anon. on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to lucy
          @Anonymous below. It's not about the number of times being married as his infidelity issues. Not much moral character. And I don't care if we are talking Rep. or Dem. here.
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        by Eau Really on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:45 AM in reply to
        Way to follow the rules about not making personal attacks. Plus, she says she never voted Repub, so how did you determing she is far right and "whats wrong" with this country. Sounds to me you just came on looking to whine.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to lucy
      I hope no one ever judges you by your appearance. That person would be very shallow indeed.
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        by JL on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:04 AM in reply to Anonymous
        You need to preach to some of the Republicans as they seem to stereo type and judge appearance. If you don't agree with them or look like them they say you must be a thug and a liberal. I'm independent and when talking to some of these hard core Republicans they assume since I don't agree with everything they do that I'm just one of those union thugs Liberals. This is sad that people take Politics to this level!
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          by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM in reply to JL
          Thats why the Repugs will loose the moderate vote, because not everyone thinks like Rush/Hannity and Beck no watches the news off CNN Or Fox. Most moderates are indepedant thinkers
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          by Hmmm on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM in reply to JL
          @Anonymous below - I watched Sharpton with guests Jesse Jackson and Sinbad yesterday. By comparison, FoxNews is more accurate.
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