Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich, shorn of his top layer of key aides, this morning will send an e-mail to loyalists who remain, telling them that he’ll run a “citizen-driven” campaign focused on the economy. From Alexander Burns and Politico.com:
“When I announced my candidacy for President of the United States on May 11, I set out to run a substantive, solutions-oriented campaign built upon an alternative idea. To make Washington smaller, we as citizens must become bigger,” Gingrich writes in an as-yet-unreleased message.
“Because the renewal of America can only begin with you, this will be your campaign. As someone who has been in public life for nearly forty years, I know full well the rigors of campaigning for public office. I will endure them.”
Clearly in charge of his own messaging now