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In this March 21, 2016 photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leaves after a closed-door meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in Washington. Trump has narrowed down his vice presidential shortlist to a handful of contenders. While the presumptive GOP nominee is known for throwing curveballs, here's a look at some of the men and women he is said to be considering: Gingrich, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, and others. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants the running-mate job. Just as important, over the past several months of advocacy for Donald Trump, Mr. Gingrich has shown that he can manage to extol the billionaire businessman's virtues and explain his failures without upstaging him. (Associated Press)

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Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is asked: How do Republicans beat Hillary Clinton in 2016?

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Photo from screenshot of video taken on July 16, 2015, in interview with Scott Lamb.

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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[u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich responds to questions from a moderator on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, February 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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When Sony canceled the release of a film in response to terrorist threats from hackers, Republican Newt Gingrich tweeted that "American has lost its first cyberwar." (Associated Press)

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton during one of their many D.C. budget sessions during the long summer months in 1995. (Ross D. Franklin/The Washington Times)

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Newt Gingrich discusses winning control of the Senate in November (TellDC screenshot)