1. 2012

    Newt Cries in Iowa

    DES MOINES, IA - DECEMBER 30:  Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich wipes away a tear while speaking about his deceased mother during a question and answer forum put together by Moms Matter 2012 at Java Joe's, a coffee shop, on December 30, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    Taking a page from Hillary's playbook? While campaigning in Iowa on Friday, Newt Gingrich started crying when asked to describe a memory of his late mother, Kit Gingrich. "I get teary-eyed every time we sing Christmas carols,” he explained. “My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don't know if I should admit this, but when I was very young, she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir." Kit raised Gingrich alone for the first five years of his life before she remarried; she also suffered from bipolar disorder. She died in 2003.

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