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Romney Campaign Sent Gingrich a Cake Marking Anniversary of House Reprimand


Surging Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has had his career altered on January 21 before, and the campaign of rival Mitt Romney sent the former Speaker of the House a reminder of that this Saturday on the day of the South Carolina Republican primary.

The Hill reports that Romney’s campaign sent a press release wishing Gingrich a “happy anniversary” for the House decision to reprimand him, which happened on January 21, 1997.

Headlined “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker,” the release said, “Fifteen years ago today, Newt Gingrich became the first House speaker in American history to be reprimanded by his colleagues.”

The Romney campaign told Fox News that they had planned to deliver an anniversary cake to Gingrich's South Carolina headquarters to mark the occasion on Saturday. CNN's Political Desk Editor Marlena Baldacci tweeted a picture of the cake at around 6p.m. Saturday.

Given that projections of the South Carolina GOP Primary have Gingrich ahead of Romney, the former Speaker may have the last laugh.

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