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The news we are receiving about Newt Gingrich is stirring the imaginations of Democracy Burlesquers across the Windy City. Surely there will be plenty of fun to come from the latest intelligence Libby Quaid, Associated Press Writer as found at news.yahoo.com:
By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 20, 12:49 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he still might run for president if supporters will pledge $30 million by November.
"You can't bring all your good ideas if you don't have the resources to communicate," Gingrich told reporters Thursday at a breakfast in Washington.
Gingrich is holding a national Internet-based workshop next week. Afterward, his top political adviser, Randy Evans, will spend October seeing if he can generate pledges of $30 million, which Gingrich said would be needed to compete with the leader in the GOP presidential money chase, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
On Nov. 1, if the pledges pan out, Gingrich will consider running, he said. He didn't say when he would decide, but noted that Nov. 13, when Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy in 1979, is a "propitious" date.
The Republican former speaker had good things to say about the field of presidential contenders:
_Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, "a historical figure" as mayor, "would be a very strong candidate" as an alternative to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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