Newt Tells Supporters: ‘This will be your campaign’

By Eliza

Jun 10, 2011 1:12pm

ABC News’ Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz) reports:

In a message to supports today, Newt Gingrich promised to build a campaign belonging to the people, telling supporters it will be “your campaign.”

"Because the renewal of America can only begin with you, this will be your campaign,” Gingrich wrote in a posting on Facebook.

 The exodus of approximately sixteen staffers from the Gingrich campaign yesterday due to “strategic differences” left Gingrich scrambling to define his campaign to supporters. In his message, he vowed to focus on devising new ways to address the struggling economy and create new jobs.

“I am running for President because we need to insist on dramatic and bold changes in Washington and in the policies that are killing jobs,” Gingrich said.  “There is no more important task for the next president. President Obama has shown that he is not equal to the task. He has failed to lead effectively to solve these economic challenges.  In fact his policies and his attitudes have made the economy worse. He needs to be replaced.” 

“The road ahead will not be easy for America.  As a citizen who loves his country and does not want to see it fail, I will humbly offer my vision for renewing America’s future alongside the other candidates.  And I will work every day of this campaign to make this vision of American renewal a reality.”

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