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Former Oklahoma Congressman Endorses Newt Gingrich For President

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Picture of Newt Gingrich and JC Watts.  [AP] Picture of Newt Gingrich and JC Watts. [AP]

Former Oklahoma congressman JC Watts has formally endorsed Newt Gingrich for President. Gingrich made the announcement Wednesday evening.

Statement from JC Watts:

"When you consider where we are today, and you think about the good, old days of balanced budgets, entitlement reform, and paying down our National debt, getting tax relief; as a Republican majority, Newt Gingrich was the Speaker, we haven't seen things like that in the last thirteen years. I am looking for somebody that will be willing to do the heavy lifting to get us to where we all want to be as a nation, and I think Newt fits that profile. Today, I am formally announcing my support for Newt Gingrich."

12/19/2011 Related Story: Former Oklahoma Congressman JC Watts Expected To Make Endorsement

Since leaving Congress, JC Watts started a consulting firm, Watts Partners, an African-American owned lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.

The former Eufaula resident is the firm's chairman.

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