ATLANTA (WKOW) -- The next presidential election is not until 2012, but already people are considering running for the office. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is one of them. Gingrich says, he is launching a website to explore a run for president.
The Republican spoke briefly with reporters at the Capitol in his old home state of Georgia on Thursday. He says he and his wife are looking at a bid very carefully and will methodically lay out the framework for what they do next.
Earlier, a Gingrich spokesman had said Gingrich is testing the waters for a 2012 bid, which allows him to raise and spend money.
Gingrich is stopping short of setting up an exploratory committee, which would make him a legal candidate. The spokesman said Gingrich and his wife oversee a web of commercial and nonprofit ventures and must tie up loose ends with those businesses before they can take that step.