Newt Gingrich Through the Years—PICTURES

Jan. 27, 2012, 1 a.m.

Newt Gin­grich had hoped 2012 would be the year of his polit­ic­al re­viv­al. After all, he has skills that he honed 30 years ago on Con­gress’s back­benches. This week, though, his latest comeback at­tempt, a bid to win the GOP pres­id­en­tial nom­in­a­tion, is end­ing.

Click through the gal­lery to learn about Gin­grich’s ca­reer be­fore, dur­ing, and after his time in Con­gress.