Will We See a Gingrich-Perry Ticket?

Fox News claim is 'premature': Newt Gingrich spokesman
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2012 1:07 PM CDT
Gingrich-Perry Ticket? Not Yet: Newt Rep
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, joins Newt Gingrich, center, and wife Callista, second from right, following a Republican presidential debate Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Contrary to a Fox News report, there hasn't been talk "at any level" of a Newt Gingrich-Rick Perry ticket for 2012, a Gingrich rep tells CBS News. Fox reported that "sources close" to Gingrich envisioned the two men joining forces to make a strong bid for support from Tea Partiers, evangelicals, and very conservative Republicans.

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"While there's certainly a lot of people who are great admirers of Rick Perry on our campaign," speculation as to whether "the campaign has gone as far as to reach out to Governor Perry" is premature, says Gingrich rep RC Hammond. A Perry rep offered Fox a similar comment, calling the idea "humbling but premature." (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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