Gingrich to meet with Georgia governor on Thursday
March 1st, 2011
04:22 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich to meet with Georgia governor on Thursday

Washington (CNN) - On the same day Newt Gingrich is expected to announce that he is officially exploring a White House bid, the former House Speaker will meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the state capitol building in Atlanta.

The Thursday afternoon meeting will be "strictly policy related," a spokeswoman for Deal told CNN.

According to a release from Deal's office forwarded to reporters by a Gingrich political adviser, the meeting will focus on "the importance of the 10th Amendment and identify overbearing federal regulations that cost Georgia money, especially health care costs, and minimize its ability to create jobs."

After the sit-down, Gingrich and Deal will take questions from reporters, at which time Gingrich is likely to discuss his presidential ambitions.

Gingrich, who represented an Atlanta-area district in Congress for two decades, campaigned for Deal in a contentious Republican gubernatorial primary last year. Deal has said he will support Gingrich if he runs for president.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Anyone wanna hazard a guess which one ends up under the desk?

    March 1, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Maybe Newtered will help him fix the water bill problem out of concern for the middle-class people in Atlanta...


    March 1, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  3. Russ

    Just what does this moron do for a living, other than throw his two unimportant and unwanted cents around. He really doesn't represent anyone and is not elected to any office, so why do we care and why do news agencies keep reporting on it. Likewise for Palin!

    March 1, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. ConservaFascists

    Birds of a feather flock together. I don't care about all of this Gingrinch hooplah. He's a man of poor moral conviction. He can be Wall Street's top economists and I still wouldn't vote for him.

    March 1, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Newt will run for president, because I think he knows this will give him a great chance to meet new women on someone else's dollar.

    March 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    What is the man even in the running or the news for anything? Do we really, as a country, have lost our minds? This guy is scum. He is a liar, a cheater, he was thrown out of congres on his fat behind and he now wants to run for president?
    Does anyone have integrity and character anymore? Not that he has a chance in heck but do we really need somebody who lied through his tetth (still is I am sure) to his wives? To the people of this country? Who wanted to crucify Clinton while at the same time doing the same to a woman who had cancer?

    March 1, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. sue

    I just love it! The four leading GOP contenders are a former House Speaker and 3 former governors. Quitters!

    March 1, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. DAVE

    if gingrich is going to run someone needs to put a federal agent in charge of his campaign money he raises becuase he tends to miss handel campaign money!

    March 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Gingrich to meet with Georgia governor on Thursday
    Newt Gingrich's colorful past
    What is it with ginGRINCH – he’s on every other page?
    Dang CNN – are their others who can take the stage?
    Tell a story about someone who’s worth reading…
    …someone a little more exciting – a little more intriguing!!!???

    ginGRINCH – like Palin -using the media to excite their ego!!!
    When they know their chances of winning is definitely a NO GO!!

    March 1, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Veritas

    Gangrene is nasty, extremely painful, smells like death, looks like hell and if allowed the opportunity to fester can cause death.......... Oh newt gingrich um........... same thing.

    March 1, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. w l jones

    King George do not know what Mr. Gingrinch durning to his belove state of Georgia. Those red clay hill make one wont to walk up and down them, thank the king for a bueatiful state.

    March 1, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |