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PAC looking to draft Newt Gingrich to run for the U.S. Senate

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

On Monday, a PAC Committee, “Draft Newt 2014announced they are working on encouraging former Speaker of the U.S. House, Newt Gingrich to run on the Virginia Republican ticket for U.S. Senate against liberal Senator Mark Warner.

In an email, “Draft Newt 2014” said, “As a U.S Senator from Virginia, replacing an incumbent Obama-Reid puppet, Newt would be able to not only unmask and block the Democrat's failed big-government agenda, but would also be the best Senator to put our conservative values into action.”

Draft Newt 2014 has also begun soliciting donations.

“We have already conducted the polling that demonstrates Newt can win and that only Newt can excite the base enough to take back this seat,” Draft Newt 2014 PAC said.

Earlier this month, Gingrich appeared on CNN and penned his commentary titled “Small Soy Latte Liberalism Sums up Years of Failure on Poverty”.

In that commentary, Gingrich said, “The phrase “small soy latte liberalism” deserves to become the defining symbol of the failure of the Democratic Party.”

Gingrich said that Mayor de Blasio promised to change New York City for the daily price of a small soy latte from Starbucks.

“We will ask the very wealthy to pay a little more in taxes so that we can offer full-day universal pre-K and after-school programs for every middle school student,” he said. “And when we say ‘a little more,’ we can rightly emphasize the ‘little’.”

“Mayor de Blasio has done us all a favor by being so clear about the small, timid, and ultimately hopeless efforts to use big bureaucracies to solve the real problems of impoverished Americans. Like Obama's small, recycled proposals to help poor Americans, deBlasio's 'small soy latte' liberalism will grow bureaucracy and please bureaucratic unions but will not help win the war on poverty,” Gingrich said.

“It was sadly symbolic that Mayor de Blasio was speaking one week before the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a “War on Poverty”, said Gingrich.

“Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, the boldest declaration our new champion of liberalism can muster is that his own expansion of the welfare bureaucracy will cost the New York elite no more than their daily dose of caffeine. Oh, how the price to ease their consciences has fallen in half a century. Yet, the poor are still impoverished.”

Draft Newt 2014 said, “This is about more than just a Senate seat in Virginia - this could shift control of the U.S. Senate. It could all come down to the outcome of this race, and if we fail to Draft NEWT, conservatives from all walks of life will have given Democrats a free pass in a critical swing state.”

“A Democrat victory in Virginia means Republicans may not retake the U.S. Senate or retire Harry Reid as Majority Leader.”

Mr. Gingrich could not be reached for comment as this time.

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