Newt Gingrich will announce May 11th that he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.
Fox News confirms what has long been expected...that the former house speaker will make an aggressive bid for the nation's highest office.
Gingrich will roll out the official announcement via Facebook and Twitter.
On Friday, he makes his first speech as an official presidential candidate...before the Georgia GOP Convention.
The 67-year old Gingrich will base his campaign headquarters in Atlanta.
Gingrich has traveled frequently in recent months to the early primary and caucus states of New Hampshire and Iowa.