Gingrich to get Secret Service protection
March 6th, 2012
07:57 PM ET
10 years ago

Gingrich to get Secret Service protection

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will become the third Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection.

Service protection begins as early as Wednesday, according to a source from the Gingrich campaign.

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A spokesperson with the U.S. Secret Service would not confirm or comment on any details, deliberations or assessments related to providing service protection for Gingrich or any presidential candidate.

The Gingrich campaign submitted paperwork requesting Secret Service protection in late February. Until now the former House speaker was paying a private security firm to protect Gingrich and his wife at public events.

Secret Service protection for White House hopeful Rick Santorum began February 28. Mitt Romney's protection started earlier, in the first week of February.

Fox News was first to report the story.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. lovetravel

    How dare! He got all that money from HUD and now try to get taxpayer to pay for him. I don't like it one bit. I think he too phony and want to have all that money to himself when we aren't broke. Tell him to do the right thing and obey himself and being too greedy. His wife got money to support him so what heck he still by used us. He too phony. All he want is money money and not help. I am mad. He need to stop and respect himself and think about people don't have job

    March 6, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. paul

    Newt, here is your chance to turn down that "big gov't" wasting of money. Or, does that only apply when Washington money is spent for someone other than you.

    March 6, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
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