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Newt Gingrich took one step closer to launching a White House bid Thursday, unveiling a website that will explore the viability of his candidacy, but stopping short of forming an official exploratory committee.

During a news conference in Atlanta, Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were "very seriously" considering a presidential run and the site, NewtExplore2012.com, will help "methodically lay out the framework of what we do next."

Gingrich is waiting to formally begin an exploratory committee because doing so would require disentangling himself from certain business interests, a time-consuming process, his aides told The Los Angeles Times.

But the former House speaker has created a fundraising committee to pay for necessities like polling, staff and travel, according to Politico.

The new website features a photo of a smiling Gingrich and his wife and offers supporters an opportunity to donate and submit contact information.

Thursday's announcement comes after a week of conflicting reports about Gingrich's intentions. There was speculation he would announce his intent to form a presidential exploratory committee, and other reports that he would actually announce formation of such a committee.

Word of Gingrich's possible announcement prompted Fox News to suspend him as a regular contributor on Wednesday at least until May 1 as he considers his options.

What are Gingrich's chances among the potential Republican field so far? A Wall Street Journal/ NBC News poll released Thursday found him running third, with 13 percent, behind Mitt Romney (21 percent) and Mike Huckabee (25).

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standstan1

Our President violated the U.S. Constitution by his authorization of military action against Lybia. Why isn't Newt Gingrich and other "leaders" calling for impeachment hearings. How much are we going to let this President get away with.

History has shown that this is the slippery power/control path that Hitler took when he was put in power. Please save our country and asist our congress in impeachment proceedings -- immediately.

March 23 2011 at 3:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
homebrew80

I personally hope you run for the Presidency. You seem to know what is going on in this country and the world and how politics works. We need to have someone like you who can beat Obama and make him part of a History book.

March 17 2011 at 9:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mother in Las Vegas

I think Newt Gingrich is one of the smartest potiticians in Washington at this time and could give Obama the debates of his life if chosen the Republican 2012 candidate. I like all of his ideas so far. He would take our nation to a proud and prosperous one.

March 05 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Musicby Les Mack

Newt & Milt in '12...............

March 03 2011 at 6:26 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
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e33

GOP has no chance versus President Obama

March 03 2011 at 9:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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