While Donald Trump has been making headlines for a while now regarding a
publicity stunt potential presidential run, former House speaker Newt Gingrich is putting his money where his mouth is.
]]>According to the LA Times, the political commentator and author is expected to put forth a political vision which will link fiscal and social conservatism with a new found religious interest. He’s expected to speak at Friday’s Georgia Republican Party convention, which will likely serve as his formal announcement speech. “I think he is going to use language that is aligned with fiscal conservatives but has a truth and appeal to people concerned with moral issues,” spokesman Rick Tyler says. Gingrich was raised under the Lutheran faith and converted to Southern Baptist after entering politics. Two years ago, he converted to Roman Catholicism and created the nonprofit organization ReAL, or Renewing American Leadership, aimed at religious conservatives. He hopes to win the support of evangelical voters, the success of which reportedly hangs on whether Mike Huckabee decides to run again. Since leaving Congress, Gingrich has amassed several profit and nonprofit organizations, giving him over 1.7 million voter and donor contacts as well as raising more than $30 million in 2009-10. Now that competition is beginning to come out of the woodwork, do you think Trump will announce an official run?