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For Gingrich, A Week Of Attacks And Falling In Polls

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich heads for a caffeine fix with his wife Callista at Jitters Coffee Bar as he makes a campaign stop at the Southbridge Mall in Mason City, Iowa on Dec. 28. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich complained about negative ads against him during a campaign stop at the National Toy Farm Museum on Dec. 27 in Dyersville, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Attack, Gingrich Struggles To Regain His Stride In Iowa

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife, Callista, speaks at a Hy-Vee store in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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As Gingrich Stumps In Iowa, His Style Evolves

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Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, with his wife, Callista, by his side, campaigns in Iowa on Tuesday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Gingrich's Catholic Journey Began With Third Wife

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Newt Gingrich is endorsed by Iowa Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen and New Hampshire Speaker of the House Bill O'Brien in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday. Charlie Riedel/Associated Press hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich makes remarks at a town hall meeting at Level 10 Apparel's screen-printing warehouse, in Hiawatha, Iowa, Dec. 19. MIKE THEILER/UPI /Landov hide caption

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Newt Gingrich speaks Monday at Global Security Services in Davenport, Iowa. Despite falling poll numbers, Gingrich says he will avoid negative campaigning. Chris Carlson/Associated Press hide caption

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Negative Ads Hammer Positive Gingrich Campaign

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich greets local residents after speaking at the Willow Ridge Golf Course on Dec. 15 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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To Win Over Iowans, Gingrich Aims At Judges

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a 1998 Capitol Hill news conference, flanked by Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner, left (the current House speaker), and California Republican Rep. Christopher Cox. Leslie Kossoff/AP hide caption

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On The Hill, Gingrich Made Friends And Enemies

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