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Bachmann Gingrich Huntsman Paul Perry Romney SantorumStephen Morton / Associated PressNewt GingrichFmr. House Speaker | Age 68
Declared May 11, 2011

Gingrich lines up strongly with the political right's positions on social and fiscal issues. But some Republicans see him as a figure from the past, and he is in his third marriage after two messy divorces.

As a Georgia congressman in 1994, Gingrich co-authored the GOP's "Contract with America," leading a resurgence that brought Republicans a House majority for the first time in four decades. Gingrich also has been a college professor and author.

He is married with two daughters.

— Associated Press 

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