FRONTLINE

The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Three

Clip: Season 14 Episode 9 | 14m 20s

In his first congressional campaign Newt runs as a liberal Republican reformer, endorsed by environmentalists. Negative ads by his opponent pierce Newt's thin skin, but by his third campaign he sheds his old politics and unveils a new strategy: "Raise hell. Raise hell all the time." He wins a seat that had been a Democratic stronghold for 25 years.

Aired: 01/16/96

Rating: NR

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