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Newt Gingrich: Gingrich is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Gingrich attended Emory University and later Tulane University, where he received his Master’s and Doctorate in Modern European History. Before his election to Congress, he taught at West Georgia College for eight years. He was elected to congress in 1978, where he served as a representative for more than 20 years. In 1989, Gingrich became the House Minority Whip, and in 1995 began his four year service as the Speaker of the House.

Views:

  • Opposes the “Obamacare” health care plan; proposes a “Patient Power” plan
  • Defends religious liberties and believes “our Creator” is the source of our rights
  • Wants to create a working budget, pay off debt and create jobs
The Race:
Newt Gingrich has won one state (South Carolina), and he is following behind Mitt Romney, who is currently in the lead.

Terms to Know:

Speaker of the House: Elected by a majority party caucus, this member of the House is the primary spokesman for the majority party. Speaker of the House is second to the Vice President in line for succession to the role of President.

House Minority Whip: Appointed to position, this person facilitates party organization within the legislature.

To find out more on Republican candidate Newt Gingrich, go to http://www.newt.org!

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