Newt Gingrich: In It to Win It -- Or To Get Paid?

(WASHINGTON) — In presidential politics, winning is no longer everything. Especially for Newt Gingrich, who has used his run for president as a kind of savvy marketing campaign built around his political persona. In the last five years, critics say the former Speaker of the House has lived a life of luxury built around his empire, including millions in private jet travel, paid for with donations to a political group he founded. Gingrich’s lifestyle also includes a million dollar home in suburban Washington and jewelry from Tiffany’s. “You can do very well by running for president,” said Scott Reed, a Republican strategist. “You don’t always have to win.”

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