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Newt Gingrich Says He'll Keep Going; Top Campaign Aides Quit

Even though "the entire top echelon of New Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned on Thursday," the former House speaker is saying he's still in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February. i i

hide captionFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February.

Jose Luis Magana/AP

"I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring. The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles," Gingrich says on his Facebook page.

NPR's Mara Liasson says the resignations came as Gingrich and his wife returned from a cruise in the Greek islands. "Gingrich's former aides in Iowa complained that he wasn't doing what was necessary to get his campaign off the ground," she tells our Newscast Desk.

Our colleague Frank James has more over at It's All Politics.

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