Newt Gingrich to Form Presidential Exploratory Committee

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The official announcement is expected later this week. In addition to former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Gingrich will be just the second candidate to take such a step. Hopefully other candidates will follow shortly, and the slow-developing campaign season can finally begin in earnest — we only have a year and a half left until the election! [Note/ABC News]