Newt Gingrich To Unveil New "Contract With America"

Hon. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives addresses the NRA Celebration of American Values at the David Lawrence Convention Center During the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on April 29,2011 UPI/Archie Carpenter

Former House Speaker Newt Gringrich announced plans for a new 21st Century Contract with America during an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa late Monday.

The contract, which Gingrich described as "very visionary" and "10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1944," will be revealed September 29, according to the Des Moines Register.

The GOP presidential hopeful says his ideas are "exactly what Abraham Lincoln would have campaigned on," CNN reports.

Gingrich said the contract will be similar to the original.

"The truth is, while we changed the system some … we didn't fundamentally change the underlying system," Gingrich said, as reported by CNN.

The original "Contract with America" spearheaded the successful Republican effort to win back a majority in the House of Representatives in 1994, while the White House was occupied by Democrat President Bill Clinton, CNN reports.

Print Article