Newt Gingrich Tells Illinois Audience Bible Encourages His Candidacy

03/15/2012 06:27 pm ET | Updated May 15, 2012
  • Nick Swedberg St. Charles Patch

Republican presidential candidate New Gingrich cited the Book of Proverbs as a reason for staying in what the polls and many political pundits are calling a losing race.

"I've stayed in the race because I think that Proverbs is right ... 'without vision, people perish,'" the GOP presidential candidate said, paraphrasing Proverbs 29:18.

Gingrich told the hundreds gathered Thursday inside a chapel at Judson University in Elgin that it is important to have a leader with "big ideas."

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