After months of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, ABC News has learned that Newt Gingrich has decided to form a presidential exploratory committee and that he’ll make it official before the end of the week, according to sources close to the former House Speaker.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports that Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler would only say that the former Speaker has firmed up the timeline for an announcement on whether or not to form an exploratory committee, but close confidantes of Gingrich say he has already made up his mind.
The timing makes sense. The announcement would give Gingrich a weekend of exposure before a Monday appearance in Iowa before the state chapter of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider