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Gingrich To Announce Presidential Bid

May 11, 2011 by  

Gingrich To Announce Presidential Bid

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will confirm the rumors that he is running in the 2012 Presidential race tonight.

According to CNN.com, Gingrich told reporters that he will make the announcement at 9 p.m., via Facebook and Twitter and during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.

In March, Gingrich expressed interest in a presidential bid to Fox News, saying, “I expect the American people in the end will be remarkably fair. They’ll render judgment, and they’ll decide whether or not Newt Gingrich is somebody that they think can solve the country’s problems and be the kind of leader they want for this country.”

Gingrich left Congress in November 1998 amid an ethics controversy and huge losses in Republican seats, but he has remained in the public eye through his writing and Fox News commentary. Gingrich has suggested he was solely responsible for the balanced budget in the 1990s, and claims he can get similar results as President — despite widespread belief that Gingrich will simply put a new face on politics as usual.

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