Politics

Newt’s daughters: His campaign goes on despite staff quitting

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newt Gingrich’s daughters say their dad’s campaign for president goes on despite the departure of the top echelon of his staff.

Two of the former House Speaker’s daughters represented him in the spin room after Monday night’s debate here at St. Anselm College.

“If anything, he’s more determined than ever,” said Kathy Lubbers, one daughter. “Adversity brings out the best in many people.”

His campaign appeared to be on the verge of collapse last week after the mass resignation of members of his senior staff.

Lubbers said “he’s going to keep being with people, he’s going to be in New Hampshire, he’s going to keep being in Iowa, he’s going to keep being in South Carolina.”

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“I mean, the man knows how to campaign,” she said. “Some people forget how well he use to campaign. We know.”

Added Jackie Cushman, another daughter: “We are on very firm footing.”