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Did Newt Gingrich Just Have His Teary Hillary Clinton Moment?

Newt Gingrich speaks during a Des Moines, Iowa, campaign event on Friday Dec. 30, 2011, as seen in this screen grab from a C-SPAN video. (C-SPAN Video Screen Grab)

December 30, 2011

Tears helped save Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire four years ago. Could they be Newt Gingrich's salvation in Iowa?

(RELATED: Video of Gingrich Tearing Up Below)

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.

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