Newt Gingrich was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1999 and was Speaker of the House his final four years in Congress. He's joining First News with Keeler in the Morning to promote his new book, Shakedown.
Although the press and political establishment has all but handed Mitt Romney the Republican nomination for President, Newt Gingrich is technically still running against him. Needless to say, the former Speaker of the House is having trouble getting anyone to pay attention to him.
But Newt may have just stumbled upon a novel way to garner press coverage. During a visit to the St. Louis Zoo Friday,
With the all-important Florida primary looming, many state polls show Newt Gingrich has closed the gap between himself and the presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney — and that’s making many within the Republican party exceedingly nervous.
If you’re a political junkie, there was lots of news about the GOP nomination race to keep you busy on Thursday — but the story that grabbed most of the headlines involved salacious allegations made by one of Newt Gingrich’s ex-wives.