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Newt Gingrich

Biography

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The former Speaker of the House, Congressional Representative from Georgia, and the leader of the Republican Congressional landslide in 1994, Gingrich is widely expected to run for the nomination i
n 2012. Strengths: Political Credentials, leadership experience. His reputation as an anti-government activist willing to sacrifice his political career to control spending could play well with many Republican primary voters.

Weaknesses

Many Americans have negative feelings about Gingrich dating back to the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton in the mid 90s. Gingrich has a habit of making statements that make him seem rash and/or angry, he also performed very poorly in the Iowa caucuses, finishing fourth behind Romney, Santorum, and Ron Paul.
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