Wed., May 25, 2011 10:23am (EDT)

Deal, Two Former Govs To Help Gingrich Campaign
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Sonny Perdue is one of two former Georgia governors, along with current governor Nathan Deal, signed on to help the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign. (GPB file photo)
Sonny Perdue is one of two former Georgia governors, along with current governor Nathan Deal, signed on to help the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign. (GPB file photo)
Newt Gingrich has tapped a trio of current and former Georgia governors to play key roles in his presidential bid.

Sonny Perdue and Zell Miller will serve as national co-chairmen of the former House speaker's White House run. Perdue is a Republican and Miller is a Democrat who has backed Republicans in recent years.

Gov. Nathan Deal — who served with Gingrich in Congress — will be his Georgia chairman.

Gingrich is among the Republicans seeking their party's nomination for president in 2012.

He has opened a campaign headquarters in Atlanta.