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Tea Partiers Form Coalition for Newt

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A tea party rally participant holds a sign as Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appears at an event in the Staten Island borough of New York Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.

Rick Perry isn’t the only one slated to endorse Newt Gingrich today. A group of 100 tea party leaders from 25 states, calling themselves Tea Partiers with Newt, are expected to announce their support of the former House Speaker Thursday.  According to the Daily Caller, the Gingrich campaign will send around a news release saying that the coalition will “help elect Newt and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama.”