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Abortion Rumor Spreads To Gingrich List

Hours after South Carolina Republicans reported receiving a fake breaking news alert spreading rumors about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the same rumors are showing up as an email from what appears to be Gingrich's campaign. But like the earlier fake news alerts, the statements themselves are false.

The earlier fake CNN email contained allegations that Gingrich had pressured his ex-wife into having an abortion. The fake statement admits to that, something for which the candidate has "had to apologize to God and to seek reconciliation."

Several Republicans in Washington, all of whom are on Gingrich's regular email list, forwarded the email to National Journal. The email comes from campaign@newt20l2.org -- an address that replaces the "1" in with a lower-case "L" to appear similar to the campaign's actual web address. A physical address enclosed within the email also doesn't match earlier addresses Gingrich's campaign has used.

The email is datelined Orangeburg, South Carolina, a city southeast of Columbia where Gingrich was scheduled to deliver a closing argument-style speech to supporters. More than 400 showed up at the event, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.

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