Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's spokesman Rick Tyler confirmed to CNN Wednesday that the presidential hopeful's campaign trail absence was because of a "planned vacation" with his wife, Callista.

With no warning, Gingrich fell off the Republican presidential candidate radar after his last public appearance on May 27th in Columbia, South Carolina. The timing fueled speculation about his candidacy because it was so soon after he made comments on House Budget chairman Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan that incited the conservative base.




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