Monday, May 09, 2011

Gingrich to Announce Candidacy Wednesday

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is expected to launch his long-expected Presidential campaign later this week. The former Representative declined to run in 1996, 2000, and 2008. Now that time has passed since his tenure in Congress, he has decided to make the move official.

Gingrich's strategy is not immediately clear. He will have difficulty prying southerners from Mike Huckabee and northerners from any of the current candidates. His support in many GOP polls is just under 10%-- putting him at the middle of the pack.

Gingrich is expected to make an announcement through social media-- through both Facebook and Twitter. MSNBC is confirming what FoxNews Radio had on earlier-- that he is running.

Then, Wednesday night, the former Speaker will be Sean Hannity's guest. Gingrich did not take part in a Republican debate last week.

For now, he's in the race:
The former House speaker will make the official announcement via social networks Facebook and Twitter. His first television interview will be later that night on Hannity on FOX. There, he will lay out his rationale for running, according to spokesman Rick Tyler.

Gingrich will make his first speech as a presidential candidate Friday at the Georgia GOP convention. And then heads to Eureka, Ill., Ronald Reagan's hometown, where he delivers the commencement speech at Eureka College. And next week, Gingrich will be traveling in Iowa.

Gingrich has a large mountain to climb. Many doubt that he can. Do you?

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