T.J. Kirkpatrick Website Location Washington, DC, United States Biography Editorial Tearsheets Contact us Portfolio Celebrity and Entertainment Event Fashion Food and Beverage Landscape Lifestyle Nature Politics Portrait Reportage Travel Featured Stories American Politics Food Seen In Real Life Act Like One American Politics Supporters watch Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speak at a victory party after a decisive win in the South Carolina Republican primary in Columbia, S.C. on January 21, 2012. Smoke billows from on of the stacks at the coal-fired Cardinal Power Plant on Nov. 6, 2012 in Brilliant, Ohio. Jefferson County elected Barack Obama in 2008, but only by a margin of 76 votes. The historic union ties have weakened from decades of industrial decline and the working-class county on Ohio's eastern border remains as sharply divided as it was four years ago. Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) waits backstage to speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. on January 20, 2012. Delegates at the Republican National Convention watch the keynote speach from presidential candidate Mitt Romney on a television in a hallway outside the convention floor on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Margaret Nagy, of Norristown, Penn., asks for assistance with the voting machine as Pennsylvania heads to the polls for the state's primary election on April 24, 2012 at the Montgomery County Voting Warehouse in Norristown, Penn. Supporters stand at the back of a campaign rally watching speakers on a screen at the back of a rally while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to arrive on Nov. 2, 2012 at the Square at Union Center in West Chester, Ohio. Staff and security for Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich listen as the candidate speaks at a rally in The Villages retirement community in The Villages, Fla., on January 29, 2012. The campaign bus of Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is directed while backing up to leave after the candidate spoke at a barbecue hosted by Lowcountry Sportsmen in Walterboro, S.C. on January 19, 2012. A farm house dots the landscape of corn fields en route to Des Moines after a Tea Party Bus Tour event in Fort Dodge, Iowa on June 23, 2011. A supporter of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum carries signs away after hearing the candidate speak at a gathering of the Punta Gorda Tea Party at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, Fla., on January 24, 2012. Poll worker Patsy Gaskin, second from right, checks on Wallace Gerrald, of Galivants Ferry, S.C., as he signs in to vote in the first-in-the-south primary at a polling location at Pee Dee Farms Store in Galivants Ferry, S.C. on January 21, 2012. A campaign staffer with Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ron Paul packs up velvet ropes from a campaign rally in Nashua, N.H. on January 6, 2012. David Owens, left, production assistant with the Tea Party Review magazine, naps while Dina Espenscheid, the magazine's public relations officer, watches a sunset after leaving a Tea Party Bus Tour stop in Fort Dodge, Iowa on June 23, 2011. Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, right, speaks with Rishauna Harrison at her house while canvassing for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Newt Gingrich, center, with his wife Callista, right, takes his his ice cream order before leaving a campaign stop at Elly's Tea in Muscatine, Iowa on the day of the Iowa Caucus, January 3, 2012. Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, at center, and his wife Callista Gingrich, second from right, enter a private campaign gathering through the loading dock of a strip mall in Sarasota, Fla., on January 24, 2012. Delegates, politicians, guests and press convene on the floor of the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Workers inflate a blow-up Independence Hall at the Tea Party Patriots' 'American Policy Summit' at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. on Feb. 25, 2011. A supporter of Republican presidential hopeful former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman snaps a photo on their cell phone through the window of the Puritan Backroom restaurant as the candidate greets voters in Manchester, N.H. on January 7, 2012. Members of the press swarm Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman after a campaign stop at the College Convention 2012 in Concord, N.H. on January 6, 2012. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney briefly holds a crying 15-month-old Malachi Durfey, whose father is stationed in Panama City Beach, while greeting supporters at a rally at the Eastern Ship Building shipyard in Panama City, Fla., on January 28, 2012. Zak Zrimsek, of Pittsburgh, Penn., canvasses in support of the Romney campaign in Bloomingdale, Ohio on Oct. 24, 2012. A syrup-stained campaign sign lies on a table as supporters of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney eat breakfast after a rally at the Fish House in Pensacola, Fla., on January 28, 2012. A New Hampshire voter steps out of the Old Town Hall after voting in the nation's first primary on January 10, 2012 in Canterbury, N.H. Dresses, a campaign sign and a cap reading "NRA" are seen in Michele Bachmann's campaign bus near a map of Iowa as the candidate makes a campaign stop on the eve of the Iowa caucus in West Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 02, 2012.