Gingrich in Action

Photos Copyright 1998, 1999  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.  All rights reserved.

Late-Sept. 1998. Newt Gingrich's campaign headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. Although Gingrich had no difficulty winning re-election to represent the people of the 6th congressional district, Republicans' disappointing showing nationwide in the November elections prompted him to bow out as  Speaker and to leave the House in Jan. 1999.  
Late-Sept. 1998. Newt Gingrich's campaign headquarters in Roswell, Georgia.   
July 16, 1998. Speaker Gingrich delivers the keynote address at a Cato Institute forum on the capital gains tax. He called for reducing the top capital gains rate from 20% to 15%, declaring, "The capital gains tax is in fact a tax on job creation." "Cutting the capital gains tax rate helps anyone who is preparing for retirement, starting a business, saving for college tuition or planning to buy a house," Gingrich said. Gingrich introduced his capital gains tax cut proposal, "The Economic Growth Act of 1998," in late June. He has also proposed that part of the budget surplus cover a five-point, $1 trillion tax cut over ten years, with the balance set aside for Social Security.  
July 10, 1998. Pete Brodnitz, a director in the Democratic polling firm Penn Schoen & Berland Associates, discusses a transparency during a presentation on the 1998 campaign at the College Democrats of America national convention in Washington. In the 1996 campaign Gingrich was a frequent target of Democratic criticism; indeed it often seemed as if President Clinton was running against Dole-Gingrich rather than Dole-Kemp.  
April 30, 1998. Speaker Gingrich appeared at the Republican Women Leaders Forum and delivered a speech on his Goals for a Generation theme. Continuing the attack on the Clinton administration he had begun a couple of days earlier, Gingrich also blasted Democrats for obstruction of justice and cover-up in the Whitewater and campaign finance investigations.       
April 17, 1998. Speaker Gingrich signed copies of his book Lessons Learned the Hard Way at Trover Books in Washington, DC. Gingrich's book tour started in Atlanta on April 3 and took him to 14 cities in 15 days--including Manchester, New Hampshire and Des Moines, Iowa.       
Feb. 26, 1998. Speaker Gingrich joined House colleagues and others, including Steve Forbes, at a news conference in support of a tax limitation balanced budget amendment.       
Sept. 16, 1997. Speaker Gingrich makes some remarks at a news conference following the launch of the Republican National Committee's New Majority Council.      
July 15, 1997. Speaker Gingrich speaks at a press conference on taxes a few days after a coup attempt by his top deputies failed.    
June 12, 1997. Speaker Gingrich puts in an appearance at a fatherhood event in front of the Capitol.      
April 15, 1997. Speaker Gingrich and colleagues head out to a tax day event.  Message of the day: Cut taxes, protect taxpayers.      
March 6, 1997. Speaker Gingrich explains the House Republicans' agenda "Creating a Better America for Ourselves and Our Children" at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.