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author, speaker, documentary film producer  flat tax, zero capital gains tax, reduce government size and spending by applying modern management theory, repeal Dodd-Frank.  2.9 million  Newt is at heart an academic, and the sweeping measures to right-size the federal government and lower taxes that he introduced as Speaker in the 1990s foundered on the realities of Washington politics. Fifteen years later, he has reloaded on management techniques like Lean Six Sigma to streamline federal bureauc

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Newt Gingrich

Occupation: Author, speaker, documentary film producer

Key issues: Flat tax; zero capital gains tax; reduce government size and spending by applying modern management theory; repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act

Total funds raised: $2.9 million

Business background: Sweeping measures to right-size the federal government and lower taxes that he introduced as Speaker of the House in the 1990s foundered on the realities of Washington politics. Now he's advocating management techniques to streamline federal bureaucracy.

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