Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
You can get Newt Gingrich says he expects to finish in the top three or -- -- tonight's tally of primary votes is over here in New Hampshire.
We will introduce you to each of the Republican candidate contenders on fox report and we're taking an in depth look tonight at the former -- professional and personal life.
Both full of ups and downs and if anyone can use that to his advantage it's the he does after all called himself a historic.
He was born Newton LeRoy McPherson in 1943.
In Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
-- I was about to my mother divorced.
Who had -- His stepfather adopted him and gave him a new -- Gingrich along -- an encyclopedia which Newt Gingrich reportedly written every night.
He developed an interest in animals and while still in grade school lobbied his many years to build -- zoo.
His adoptive father's army service brought the family to Europe for several years.
While there Gingrich visited -- World War I battlefield claims inspired him to become a politician.
To prevent future violence.
His family moved to Georgia where his high school class voted him most is -- lecturer.
Along the way he met his future wife is geometry teacher Jack.
They married and had two girls as Gingrich attended college.
He founded the young Republicans club at Emory University before earning a Ph.D.
in history from -- -- Gingrich didn't talk -- -- and west Georgia college.
He ran two unsuccessful congressional campaigns in the 1970s but he won on his third attempt and became a US representative in 1978.
As he headed to Washington however his family was -- -- -- There was a part of me that was truly follow.
And it was almost like.
The harder work than the more things I did.
-- -- -- -- Newt Gingrich had an affair with a woman who would become his second wife Marianne.
As the congressman climbed the ranks within the GOP.
By the end of the 1980s he was the Republican whip.
He helped create that contract with America which in 1994.
Helped the GOP -- control of congress.
We will keep our commitment to keep our -- of the contract.
-- -- to the American.
It propelled him to become speaker of the house.
And the man of the year.
Gingrich works with the President Clinton to help pass the first balanced budget in decades.
At the same time Gingrich later admitted he was having an affair with a house staffers Callista who became his third wife.
After an unrelated investigations the house reprimanded and find Newt Gingrich for misleading the ethics committee.
I have a higher responsibility to -- To do the right thing.
In the right way.
And to serve response.
Gingrich announced his resignation from congress in 1998.
But his life in politics.
Was clearly not over.
When a moderator it.
ABC news debate asked Gingrich about his affairs he admitted and I quote.
I've made mistakes at times I've had to go to god for forgiveness.
The Newt Gingrich says he's now a 68 year old grandfather in that quote people have to measure who I am now and whether I'm a person they can trust.
Well after leaving office Newt Gingrich started a consulting firm and then became a Fox News political analyst for a time.
He's also written 23 books thirteen of which became New York Times best sellers Newt Gingrich.
It's part of our continuing series on the candidates involved across the nation.
Well by law.
Filter by section