From a press release:
Gainesville, GA) – Former Republican Speaker of the House and Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich announced today his endorsement of conservative firebrand Martha Zoller for Congress in Georgia’s ‘new’ 9th Congressional District.
“For years, Martha Zoller has been a clear, clarion voice for the conservative movement here in Georgia and around the United States,” said Gingrich. “In Congress, Martha will lead the force that fundamentally changes ‘business as usual’ in Washington and will work tirelessly to implement conservative solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.
“As outlined in the M.A.P. for Prosperity, Martha will fight for Accountability, Bold Reform, and Citizen Engagement. In Congress, Martha will hold our elected officials accountable, work to slash government spending, and fight to balance the budget, repeal ObamaCare, and return government to the people.
“Martha is a good friend and I trust her conservative values. I wholeheartedly endorse Martha Zoller for Congress because Washington needs unapologetic conservatives like Martha to put this country back on the right track and ensure prosperity for generations to come.”
Speaker Gingrich is a long-time friend of Martha Zoller and was a frequent guest on Zoller’s radio show.
“I am humbled to have earned the strong endorsement and backing of Speaker Gingrich in the final days of my campaign for Congress,” said Zoller. “Newt is a common-sense conservative that has experience in slashing federal spending and balancing budgets. In Washington, I will take what I’ve learned from Speaker Gingrich over the past 16 years to stop the fiscal insanity in Congress, revive the U.S. economy, and promote American exceptionalism.”
Argue that this is another “media personality” endorsing Zoller if you like. Gingrich did just carry the state in the Presidential Preference Primary. And he was very close and loyal to Governor Deal during that time. He’s clearly “establishment” when it comes to Georgia politics.