Newt Gingrich in 60 Seconds

Fmr. Speaker of the House looks to capitalize on his experience in 2012.
1:11 | 12/09/11

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Transcript for Newt Gingrich in 60 Seconds
It's his first official run for the White House Newt Gingrich is no stranger to the political scene. Having served in congress for two decades he's credited with Republican landslide in 94 that ended forty years of democratic control. As speaker of house time magazine called him man of the year in 1995 to mark the -- -- political victories aside Gingrich's personal life has also grabbed headlines. Married three times he admitted to having an affair while he was leading the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. And after being a devout southern Baptist Gingrich converted to catholicism in 2009. Since announcing his run his campaign has battled everything from top to bottom staff shakeups -- defending a seven -- line of credit at Tiffany's. On the trail -- define himself as the conservative alternative claiming that he's more conservative and more electable than the rest but. Willie is not so conservative past keep him from getting the nomination.

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