Newt-ered

Seems like I’ve posted a lot of politics on here lately ā€” it is election season, after all. These next few will be no exception.

I got my crack at the New Hampshire primary circus this past Sunday, with my first stop being a Newt Gingrich campaign event at the Don Quijote Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., for a hispanic town hall. I heard someone call this stage of the presidential campaign “the petting zoo,” where it’s easy to meet, hear and touch the candidates. Having only covered past presidential races well past this point, it was refreshing to be able to get into the thick of things.

Here’s some Newt for ya!

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declines to get into a debate with a member of the Occupy movement at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declines to get into a debate with a member of the Occupy movement at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A campaign staffer offers some support for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich before delivering remarks at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A campaign staffer offers some support for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich before delivering remarks at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Pins in support of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich were on sale at the presidential candidate's campaign event at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Pins in support of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich were on sale at the presidential candidate's campaign event at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich fields questions from the media after a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich fields questions from the media after a campaign stop at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

And of course, us members of the media weren’t the only ones working on Sunday… Try the empanadas!

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A waiter struggles to serve food through a crowd of media during a campaign event for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/8/2012 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A waiter struggles to serve food through a crowd of media during a campaign event for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at Don Quijote Restaurant on Jan. 8, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

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