Newt Gingrich Gets Endorsement From Fellow Georgian

May 17, 2011 7:17pm

ABC News’ Arlette Saenz reports:

ABC News has confirmed fellow Georgian Rep. Jack Kingston endorsed Newt Gingrich for president.

Rep. Kingston’s spokesman Chris Crawford told ABC News that Kingston first endorsed Gingrich several weeks ago.

“Newt, I think, knows policy better than any of the other candidates,” Kingston said in an interview with Politico Tuesday. “At a time we need entitlement reform more than anything, he’s a guy who’s already done it.””
Gingrich took to Twitter today to welcome Rep. Kingston to the Gingrich camp, saying “Glad to have you on board.”

Kingston, who has been a member of Congress since 1993, served the state of Georgia alongside Gingrich for six years.

The Georgian’s endorsement comes amidst attempts by the Gingrich campaign to walk back criticism of Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

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