Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he's joining the leadership team for the presidential campaign of Tim Pawlenty. Perdue had been a national co-chairman for fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich. Meanwhile, Gingrich said he’s staying in the race despite a mass exodus of his top campaign staffers.
Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War. Addressing the Georgia Republican Party's convention, Gingrich said the nation is at a crossroads.
With the former Speaker of the House’s entry into the race for the 2012 election, he will be the second Georgian running for the GOP’s nomination. Former businessman and chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Herman Cain has been in the race since January.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue says he'll back Newt Gingrich if he seeks the Republican nomination for president. Appearing at a Georgia Republican dinner Monday night, Perdue told reporters that the former U.S. House speaker "would make a great president."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has taken a small first step toward a presidential run in 2012. Gingrich said Thursday he would run on a campaign of creating more jobs in the U.S., and shrinking the size of the federal government.