Gingrich tweets his presidential plans

May 11, 2011

Gingrich made it official on Twitter when he tweeted:

"Today I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. You can watch my announcement here. http://bit.ly/kEbh7d"

Gingrich also released a video on youtube.com in which he says he believes "we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full employment, to real security, to an American energy program, to a balanced budget."

Gingrich, a Republican, was elected to Congress in 1978 and served as the Speaker of the House for four years.

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