Gingrich To Gore In 2008: ‘Your Friend, Newt’

In 2008, Al Gore called to ask whether Newt Gingrich, the former Republican U.S. House speaker now running for president, would appear in a television ad calling for action to address climate change. Gingrich, who was promoting his latest book Contract With the Earth and urging “green conservatism,” agreed. In an e-mail obtained by Bloomberg News that he wrote to the former vice president, Gingrich thanked Gore “for the opportunity to participate in the Protect Climate ad campaign.” He signed the March 2008 note, “Your friend, Newt.”