Newt Gingrich
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"Newton Leroy" ""Newt"" "Gingrich" is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican Party (United States)/Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives/Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich was a Newt Gingrich presidential campaign, 2012/candidate for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012/2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

In the 1970s, Gingrich taught history and geography at the University of West Georgia. During this period he political campaign/ran twice (1974 and 1976) for the United States House of Representatives before winning in United States House of Representatives elections, 1978/November 1978. He served as Party whips of the United States House of Representatives/House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995.

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What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If [voters] care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but a lousy.

It is impossible to maintain civilization with 12-year-olds having babies, with 15-year-olds killing each other, with 17-year-olds dying of AIDS and with 18-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read.

I love the environment, but I'm cheap on the environment.

All free people stand on Reagan's shoulders. His principled policies proved that free markets create wealth, that the rule of law sustains freedom, and that all people everywhere deserve the right to dream, to pursue their dreams, and to govern themselves.

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.

If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened".

You can't trust anybody with power.

To David Sarnoff, the creator of NBC, the word 'visionary' meant a capacity to see into tomorrow and make it work.