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Newt Gingrich To Officially End White House Bid

Final campaign event Tuesday May 1
I think Newt played a big part (Santorum too) in sharpening Mitt Romney to take on the Obama machine in 2012. He forced Mitt to work, campaign, push and strive for every vote. Romney is a much tougher candidate because of Newt and I won't forget his performances in the debates. He was a force in this race.

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Washington – Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN.  
While details are still being worked out, Gingrich is likely to hold his final campaign event Tuesday in Washington, DC where he will make the announcement surrounded by his family and supporters. It is not surprising that Gingrich is suspending his campaign for the White House as he has all but acknowledged it is winding down and Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee
"When he says he is transitioning, what he means is that he is trying to determine as a citizen how he will pro-actively help Mitt Romney become president and the Republican Party win back the Senate and help (House Speaker) John Boehner keep his majority in the House," said one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.  
It appears that Gingrich's focus will be much broader than the presidential campaign, as the former speaker, who made his name and career in the House, plans to be actively involved in helping the GOP take back control of both sides of Capitol Hill
Flashback: Newt's debate moments montage

Flashback: Newt gets a standing O after scolding the moderator at the Republican debate