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FRONTLINE

The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Three

  • Aired: 01/16/1996
  • 14:20
  • Rating: NR
In his first congressional campaign Newt runs as a liberal Republican reformer, endorsed by environmentalists. Negative ads by his opponent pierce Newt's thin skin, but by his third campaign he sheds his old politics and unveils a new strategy: "Raise hell. Raise hell all the time." He wins a seat that had been a Democratic stronghold for 25 years.
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The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Three
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Three
By transforming his politics and strategy, Newt wins a congressional seat on his 3rd try.
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