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Why was Newt Gingrich in town?

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-28 10:43:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Bill Clinton was not the only big name politician from the 1990s in Richmond over the weekend. Former U.S. Speaker of the House and current CNN Crossfire host Newt Gingrich was spotted too.

Newt Gingrich spotted at Rare Olde Times Irish Pub

Newt Gingrich spotted at Rare Olde Times Irish Pub

Gingrich, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, was seen at Rare Olde Times Irish Pub in Henrico County Friday night.

He was in town to sign books at Fountain Bookstore in Shockoe Slip Saturday morning, according to his website.

While in Richmond, Gingrich and his wife tweeted they visited historic St. John’s Church.

His wife even posted a photo in Instagram.

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Great visit to historic St. John's Church in Richmond where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "give me liberty or give me death" speech.

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