Newton's Law

Newton's Law

The voter rebellion that House minority whip Newt Gingrich helped foment bit back and drew some of Newt's own blood. The cantankerous seven-term Georgia Congressman won a nasty primary battle against little-known Herman Clark by a vapor-thin 980 votes out of 70,384. Clark painted Gingrich as the sort of check-bouncing, pay-raising incumbent voters love to unseat. Still, barring a massive collapse of Republican support in Atlanta's affluent northern suburbs, Gingrich is a good bet to win the general election this fall.

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