Newt Gingrich pens a letter to his supporters and staffers today, urging them to be positive as the campaign moves forward, even as he acknowledges the verbal sparring that occurred between him and Mitt Romney yesterday. From the letter:
I have refrained from launching attacks on my Republican opponents, though I have reserved the right to respond when my record has been distorted. On Monday this occurred when Governor Romney and I engaged in what in diplomatic circles is called “a frank exchange” over our respective records in the private sector. That same day, however, Mr. Romney announced, “I’m not going to say outrageous things that can be used to hang [a GOP opponent] down the road.” I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. So let us hope that from this point forward we can devote our energies to real issues, such as discussing our plans for our nation’s economic recovery and helping to create millions of new jobs for the American people.
Later in the letter, Gingrich pledges to run a “a positive campaign focused on our country’s future,” and says his campaign won’t run negative ads. He also asks his supporters not to donate to any SuperPAC that is running negative ads.