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The Republican Race

January 15, 2012
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ELISE AMENDOLA—AP

Newt Gingrich

 

Birth Date: June 17, 1943 (age 68)

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Accomplishments: Gingrich represented Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1999. From 1995 to 1999, he served as the Speaker of the House, a top position. From 1989 to 1995, he served as the House minority whip, another important job. Before entering politics, Gingrich was a college history and geography professor. He is the author of 23 books. Gingrich is married to Callista. He has two daughters and two grandchildren.

In His Words: “My basic message is simple: If you want jobs and economic growth, I know how to do it,” he told supporters in Iowa. “I’ve done it twice before.”

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