Who Needs Newt?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. "I cannot allow my fund-raising to be tied in any way to specific votes," freshman Rep. John Hostettler has defiantly told Newt Gingrich in a letter. The House Speaker had abruptly cancelled plans to attend a Hostettler fundraiser to punish the Indiana Republican, who had bucked Gingrich's emotional appeal to vote to end the federal shutdown two weeks ago. Gingrich later offered to reschedule the event, but Hostettler rebuffed him, saying, "I am today declining your unsolicited offer to attend a fundraiser in Southwestern Indiana to benefit my re-election." Not all is lost in this GOP family feud. Dick Armey, House Majority Leader, will atte