ATLANTA (AP) - Newt Gingrich says he's "humbled by all the encouragement" he's been given to run for president.
The former House Speaker took to social networking websites today to formally announce he's running. Gingrich led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and
He brings experience and some personal baggage to the race. The former Georgia congressman is well known to most Republicans and has a network of supporters and donors. But his acknowledged
marital infidelity and two divorces could pose a problem winning the party's presidential nomination.
He'll make his first speech as a candidate on Friday at the Georgia Republican Party Convention.