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Newt Gingrich: My new book 'unnerves' some Republicans

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday that his latest book contains ideas that, if they were to catch on in Washington, would rattle the Republican Party's cage.

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"Half the fight will be inside  the Republican Party," Gingrich said on a conference call with reporters to promote "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate," which released Monday. "A lot of what I'm suggesting unnerves people."

The point of Gingrich's book: "Break out of washington gridlock and get back to being the most dynamic and exciting country on the planet." It's the CNN "Crossfire" co-host's take on how to foster American innovation and position the GOP as champions of it.

Gingrich said some of his proposals in the book involve taking on special interest groups, many of which are represented by the GOP.

Asked by TheBlaze to name specific Republicans who would resist any of the ideas in his book, Gingrich sidestepped. "They will start to emerge as the issues become clearer," he said.

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