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Posted April 17, 2011
Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential candidate former Rep. Newt Gingrich, speaks during the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/ Mary Ann Chastain)

Former Speaker of the U.S. House

“I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States, because I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full employment, to real security, to an American energy program, to a balanced budget.”


Age: 68

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Family: Callista Gingrich (wife); Children: Two daughters with Jackie Battley (first wife)

Alma Mater: Bachelor’s degree, Emory University, 1965; master’s degree, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1968; doctoral degree, Tulane University, 1971.

Religion: Roman Catholic (formerly Baptist; converted in March 2009)

Current job: Chairman, American Solutions for Winning the Future; college professor

Previous experience: Has never run for president


ABC NEWS Video: Gingrich announcement presidential campaign, May 11, 2011.


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