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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speak in Cramerton, N.C. Gingrich is thanking his supporters a day before he officially suspends his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich released a video message on his website Tuesday saying he would bring the campaign to a close on Wednesday. The former House speaker said he would continue working to defeat President Barack Obama, whose re-election Gingrich said would be a "genuine disaster" for the country. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.. The former House speaker bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday as expected, just short of a year after he got into the race. And without using the word "endorse," he did just that

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