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21 January 2011

Gingrich To Decide On Possible Presidential Run By March

The Associated Press reported Friday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R - Georgia) says he'll make a decision on seeking the GOP presidential nomination by March.

Newt Gingrich hasn't lived in Georgia for several years, but the Republican said Thursday if he runs for president "a very big part" of his campaign will be based in the state where his roots are still strong

The former House speaker said he will decide in late February and announce in early March whether he will form an exploratory committee to seek the White House.

McCaffrey, Shannon (2011-1-21). Newt: Big part of possible presidential bid in Ga.. Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved on 2011-1-21.

If Gingrich does form a presidential exploratory committee, he'll be the second Georgian to do so in the 2012 cycle. WSB talk radio host Herman Cain, who sought the Republican nomination for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats in 2004, has been taking steps towards a White House bid; hiring Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin state director Mark Block to lead the Cain exploratory committee.