Newt Gingrich to Sean Hannity: I’ll announce decision on 2012 run next month

Amanda Carey Contributor
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Newt Gingrich, potential 2012 presidential hopeful, told Sean Hannity of Fox News that he will announce a decision on running by early March.

“Callista and I will start discussing it the last part of February,” Gingrich told Hannity in an interview Thursday night, referring to his wife.

“We’re talk[ing] with our family. We’ll think this through. And by very early March, you will know something pretty definitive. But I think as we are coming down now to a period of three or four weeks.”

The former Republican speaker of the House has been viewed as a contender for the nomination for months. His recent travel schedule suggests as much.

In January, he visited both South Carolina and Iowa – both early primary states. And in early March he will visit Nashua, N.H.

One possible GOP primary rival – former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – hinted during his speech at CPAC Friday morning that he would make a decision soon as well.