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According to the Missouri Secretary of State's office, Newt Gingrich did not file the necessary paperwork to be on the February 7 ballot.
(He messed up in Virginia just last week, and won't be on their ballot either.)
Really, Mr. Speaker? It is almost like you aren't even trying anymore! Or are the phones not working in Iowa? All you had to do was get one person to go down to the state capitol, pay $1,000, and fill out some paperwork. You didn't even have to get signatures in Missouri!
You had time to visit Dubuque, Decorah, and Dyersville, IA yesterday, but you didn't have just one staffer on the bus who could drive the 280 miles down to Jefferson City, MO?
Can I point out that Dyersville, IA has approximately 4,000 people living in it, and Missouri has 6 million?
Sure, the Missouri's primary is just for show, since no delegates are actually awarded. The state Republican Party will hold caucuses in March for that purpose. I know Iowa is Important, but Missouri is too. Actually, I like to think that all of the states are important and deserve equal attention. The fact that we have to have laws keeping you from spending too much money in one state is rather ridiculous. We should have laws strongly encouraging you to spend equal money in every state.
For the record, all of the other candidates (maybe even some you have never heard of) managed to get on the ballot.