Newt Gingrich (The Colbert Report)

Newt to Colbert: I lost because Romney had more billionaire friends

The former presidential candidate talked to Colbert about the "billionaire fight" that was the election

Jillian Rayfield
November 14, 2012 7:21PM (UTC)
Newt Gingrich stopped by "The Colbert Report" and talked to Stephen Colbert about super PACs and his primary loss to Mitt Romney, pointing out that he had a billionaire friend who helped him out a lot (Sheldon Adelson), but Romney had many more billionaire friends.
"It turned out 26 billionaires beat one," Gingrich said.
"That would make a great reality show, Billionaire Fight," Colbert replied.
"We just had it, it was called the election," Gringrich shot back.
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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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