Tears helped save Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire four years ago. Could they be Newt Gingrich's salvation in Iowa?
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The former House speaker, in a statistical three-way tie for third place in the latest Iowa polls, is better known for incendiary ideas and rhetoric than displays of heartfelt emotion. But his tears flowed Friday at a "Moms Matter" event when moderator Frank Luntz asked him about his own mother.