Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Newt Gingrich Issues Endorsement for Bob Gibbs

(Lakeville, OH) - Former Speaker of the House and General Chairman of American Solutions Newt Gingrich today issued an endorsement for Bob Gibbs in his race for Congress in Ohio's 18th Congressional district. The 18th Congressional district is one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country having voted for McCain in 2008, carrying a large Republican registration advantage and having an incumbent Democrat Congressman that votes with Nancy Pelosi over 93% of the time.

"I'm proud to endorse Bob Gibbs in his race for Congress," said Gingrich. "Under the Democratic Congress, unemployment in this district has more than doubled, and yet they continue to vote for job killing bills like Cap and Trade. When in Congress, Bob Gibbs will fight to stop the harmful cap and trade bill and work hard every day to put the people in his district back to work."

"It is an honor to have earned an endorsement from Speaker Gingrich," said Gibbs. "Speaker Gingrich led Congress to a balanced budget and more conservative principles on taxes and spending, things that we must return to in the midst of skyrocketing debt, out of control taxes, and double digit unemployment."

For the last thirty years, Bob Gibbs has been a farmer and small businessman. Gibbs served two terms as President of the Ohio Farm Bureau and has continued to be an advocate for the agricultural community during his time serving in the Ohio Senate. Gibbs was co-author of the largest tax cut in Ohio history and has always fought for job creation and sensible tax policies that take the burden off of our families.

Speaker Gingrich is well known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in over forty years. Under Gingrich's leadership, Congress passed a balanced budget for the first time in a generation, passed welfare reform, and passed the first tax cut in sixteen years. Since leaving Congress, Gingrich has published twenty-one books, serves as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Gingrich is also widely known as an analyst for the Fox News Channel.