Gingrich Pledges to Avoid Negative Campaign Ads

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
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As always, I pledge that every penny contributed to this campaign will be used to advance an honest campaign that the American people can be proud of,” Gingrich wrote in an e-mail to his backers. “There will be no :30 attack ads against my friends who are also seeking the Republican nomination; I will focus my criticism on President Obama.”