By Adele Malpass:
No one understands the conservative Republican movement or the importance of big ideas better than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. For the last 40 years, he’s been a generator of ideas and a leading strategic messenger for the GOP. In 1981, the brash two-term congressman was part of President Reagan’s supply-side tax-cutting task force. By 1994, he created a successful campaign platform — his party’s “Contract With America” — that helped Republicans take control of the House for the first time in 40 years and resulted in Gingrich being elected speaker. In 2012, he ran unsuccessfully for president, but emerged in 2016 as an early Donald Trump supporter and a kindred spirit of the president’s growth message and disrupter outlook.
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