Newt Will Launch Presidential Campaign Next Week
He just has to get a few things cleared up, he tells the National Journal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2011 4:36 PM CDT
Former speaker of the house of representatives Newt Gingrich arrives to address the National Rifle Association's 140th annual meeting, Friday, April 29, 2011 in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is officially joining the 2012 presidential race … just not quite yet. The former House speaker had previously hinted his announcement would be this week, but backtracked a bit yesterday. “I’ll be in by the 10th or the 11th,” he told the National Journal, explaining that he still needs to disentangle himself from a few business ventures that before he can file paperwork for an exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission.