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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Dan Backer
A staffer who worked on the 2012 presidential campaign of former House Speaker and current cable news host Newt Gingrich has launched a new political action committee this week in an attempt to galvanize support to "draft" Mr. Gingrich to run for U.S. Senate next year against Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat.
"With his history of support for far-reaching government reforms and fiscal sanity — for actually balancing the budget — Newt Gingrich was Tea Party before there was a tea party," said Dan Backer, the PAC's treasurer. "No one can better articulate the values of millions of Virginians seeking an end to government overreach, the repeal of Obamacare and tax relief for hardworking Americans. And, Newt is one of the few potential candidates who can unite tea party conservatives and establishment republicans behind a winning ticket."