Potential GOP Candidate Weighs Presidential Race

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The Republican and Democratic fields are crowded – and getting more so.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says it's a "great possibility" that he'll join the GOP field. But that doesn't mean there will be an 11th podium at Tuesday night's Republican debate in South Carolina. Gingrich says he won't decide for sure until September.

With eight major Democrats in the race — the airwaves are getting more crowded, too.

Democratic Senator Chris Dodd is about to start running campaign ads in early-contest states. Dodd's ads join those from New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Sen. John Edwards — both Democrats — and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a Republican.

Not all ad campaigns are created equal, of course.

Dodd plans to spend $120,000.

Former Gov. Romney reportedly spent some $2 million on ads in the first quarter of this year — and now is spending $2 million more.



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