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Gingrich heckled by Occupy protesters

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 01:17

Dec. 15 - Occupy Iowa City protesters heckle Republian presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a a campaign stop at the University of Iowa. Travis Brecher reports.

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is heckled by Occupy Iowa City protesters during a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday. In a speech at the University of Iowa, Gingrich was interrupted by chanting demonstrators for about five minutes as he began speaking. The group accused Gingrich of not being in tune with the plight of the poor. Gingrich remained calm before discussing his campaign, saying he seems to be doing pretty well. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW GINGRICH, REPUBLIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "If you look at the most recent poll this morning, I seem to be doing okay - here in Iowa and nationally. Now I think Iowa's going to be a challenge, because you have everybody firing away simultaneously in a relatively small market. And so I think it's going to require two weeks of me going around, telling the truth, letting people look at the negative ad, look at the truth, and decide do they really want to give their vote to somebody who's not telling the truth." With the first nominating contest in Iowa less than three weeks away, Gingrich leads Mitt Romney among Republican voters nationwide by 28 percent to 18 percent. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Gingrich heckled by Occupy protesters

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 01:17