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1996-11-07

Newt Gingrich Re-Elected

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WELL, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REMAINS IN REPUBLICAN HANDS, AS PREDICTED. THERE WAS NO CONTRACT WITH AMERICA SWEEPING THE GOP BACK INTO CONTROL, AND BARELY A MENTION OF THE CONTRACT IN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS. ONE MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO FOUGHT THAT CONTRACT WITH AMERICA EVERY STEP OF THE WAY IS BERNIE SANDERS, INDEPENDENT FROM VERMONT, FOUNDER OF THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS.

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER NEWT GINGRICH WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS WEEK IN A LANDSLIDE VICTORY AND WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WITH A SMALLER MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE.

GINGRICH IS STILL FACING ETHICS CHARGES, BUT WITH THE CONGRESS STILL IN GOP HANDS, ITS UNCLEAR IF THE INVESTIGATION WILL GO ANYWHERE. JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THE REIGN OF NEWT GINGRICH AND THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE:

JOHN K. WILSON, AUTHOR OF NEWT GINGRICH: CAPITOL CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, NEW FROM COMMON COURAGE PRESS AND GARY RUSKIN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT

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