Midday profiles leading 2012 presidential contenders: Newt Gingrich
University of Minnesota's Kathryn Pearson profiles former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The latest national poll shows Gingrich in a dead heat matched up against President Obama. What are his views on the issues, and his history as a leader of the GOP-controlled House of Representatives?
- Kathryn Pearson: Professor of political science, University of Minnesota. 1993-1998 worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two members of Congress, a Republican and a Democrat.
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