Report: Gingrich to Launch Presidential Exploratory Committee Within Days

Posted: Feb 28, 2011 9:38 AM
This news has long been considered a when, not an if, proposition.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway reports:

I was on a State Bar panel Saturday afternoon with Randy Evans, the Atlanta lawyer in charge of Newt Gingrich’s business interests. He’s quoted below.

Before we parted, Evans told me this: “In 10 days, Newt Gingrich will be in Georgia, announcing his exploratory committee.”

Evans later sent an e-mail. “Within 10 days,” he said.

So that’s Tuesday by March 8. Not necessarily on March 8.

At CPAC, Gingrich told our own Katie Pavlich he wasn't a presidential candidate...yet.  If Galloway's report holds up, Newt will become just the second Republican to take the next telltale step toward a full-fledged candidacy.   Last week I wrote about one potentially thorny issue the former Speaker will need to address if this eventuality does, indeed, come to fruition.  We'll know soon enough.