May 9, 2011
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday will formally launch a bid for president via Facebook and Twitter, according to his spokesman.
Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler said today that the new media announcements will be followed by an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night. Gingrich, a former Georgia GOP congressman, will give his first public speech about his candidacy at the Georgia Republican Party Convention on Friday.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Gingrich thanked supporters for the encouragement to run.