After some troubles deepening for GOP candidate Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich is voted to be the GOP frontrunner in a new poll released on Monday. The most recent PPP (Public Policy Polling) poll shows Newt Gingrich up 13 percentage points in the past month with 28 percent compared to former front-runner Herman Cain’s 25 percent-down five points compared with a month ago and 18 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. This result means that only does Mr. Gingrich increase 3 percentage points while Herman Cain has dropped by 5 points and Mitt Romney has also experienced a drop of 4 points.
Following Republican losses in the 1998 mid-term elections, Newt Gingrich decided to resign both his Speakership in which he served as the 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 and his congressional seat from 1979 to 1999. However, in May 2011, Newt Gingrich announced he will seek the Republican nomination to run in the 2012 presidential election. About personal life, Newt Gingrich has been married three times. The first marriage was with Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher. They married in 1962 when he was 19 years old and she was 26 and have two children: Kathy Gingrich Lubbers is president of Gingrich Communications and Jackie Gingrich Cushman is an author, conservative columnist, and political commentator whose books include 5 Principles for a Successful Life, co-authored with Newt Gingrich. After that, Gingrich left Battley after having an affair with Marianne Ginther who he wed one year later. However, in the mid-1990s, Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek who is 23 years younger than Newt and in 2000; Gingrich married Callista Gingrich shortly after his divorce from second wife Ginther. The 68-year-old Presidential candidate and Callista Gingrich currently live in McLean, Virginia.
His first spouse, Jackie Battley Gingrich who Newt married on June 19, 1962 gave birth to two daughters named Kathy Gingrich Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Referring about Newt Gingrich’s first marriage, according to Jackie Battley, in September 1980, Gingrich and their children came to the hospital to visit her. At that time, she was recovering from cancer surgery, and Mr. Gingrich asked to discuss the terms of their divorce. However, in 2011, Newt Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman affirmed that it was her mother who requested the divorce and Gingrich's visit was for the purpose of bringing the couple's children to see their mother, not to discuss the divorce.
Newt Gingrich and his second wife Marianne Ginther
They married on August 8, 1981 in Ohio and separated in June 1987. After having separate residences for six years, Newt and Marianne reportedly reconciled and split up again in 1999
In 2010, Newt Gingrich's former spouse, Marianne, said that the former speaker would never be president
Newt Gingrich and his third and current wife Callista Gingrich
According to a new book, Newt Gingrich spent $1 million on jewelry to 'buy off' his wife Callista Gingrich and stop her objecting to his running for president
Callista Gingrich is said to be the single worst influence on a candidate
U.S hopeful president Newt Gingrich's wife Callista Gingrich is 22 years his junior, the couple married after a six year extra-marital affair
Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista Gingrich and His Former Spouses in Pictures