Newt Gingrich To Unveil New 'Contract With America' In Iowa

09/20/2011 11:06 am ET | Updated Nov 20, 2011
  • The Huffington Post

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will unveil a "21st Century Contract With America" next week in Iowa, reports the Des Moines Register.

The plan is modeled after the original Contract With America released by the Republican Party in 1994, just weeks before the GOP reclaimed the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

Gingrich said the new Contract With America would be "10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994," noting that the original "didn’t fundamentally change the trajectory of America."

The original contract -- which Gingrich promoted as Speaker of the House -- called for smaller government, lower taxes and greater public accountability. Gingrich said the new contract's ideas are "very big."

"They’re exactly what Abraham Lincoln would have campaigned on," he said.