Bring In the Newt
Just when we’d gotten used to life without presidential campaign nonsense, here it comes again. What better way to kick it off than with the news that none other than Newt Gingrich is expected to announce that he’s putting together an exploratory committee in preparation for a possible run on the White House? We ask you. –KA
Wait, before you go…
Newt Gingrich is expected to announce his presidential exploratory on Thursday, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to POLITICO.
Another source privy to Gingrich’s plans for Thursday said he intends to hold a midday meeting in Atlanta with a group of friends and supporters, some of whom may play a role in his 2012 operation. Afterward, he is scheduled to meet at the state Capitol with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal for a discussion about states’ rights. Deal, who served with Gingrich in the House, has pledged to support the former speaker if he runs for president.
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