<b>Full coverage:</b> Newt Gingrich


Stephen Morton / Associated Press

Newt Gingrich
Fmr. 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