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Newt Gingrich animals

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich poses with a dog named Tizzy at the West Towne Pub in Ames, Iowa, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Newt Gingrich: Animal lover

Now that Newt Gingrich is no longer running for president, the former

House speaker has settled back into one of his favorite pastimes:

talking about cute animals on Twitter. (July 12)