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The same Newt Gingrich who built his career by stoking resentment toward racial minorities and the poor and who insisted that Occupy Wall Street protesters objecting to massive income inequality and unemployment should “take a bath” and “get a job,” is now mourning the outsized influence of the wealthy on American politics.

Seriously.

Bitter and frustrated about his massive slide in the polls, which followed Mitt Romney’s Super PAC spending millions on attack ads against him, Gingrich responded to a question about the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that makes such campaign spending possible by taking a position that’s more Russ Feingold than Mitch McConnell.

“I think the current mess is a disgrace,” he said of the floodgates opened for outside spending by the decision. “I think it debilitates politics. I think it strengthens millionaires, and it weakens middle-class candidates.”

Most middle class people don’t spend millions in shopping sprees at Tiffany’s. But who’s keeping score?

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

Three states that narrowly swung from Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016 seem likely to swing back in 2020. Polling currently gives a consistent and solid lead to Democrat Joe Biden in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Should Biden carry all three of these swing states and keep all of the states Hillary Clinton won in 2016, he will win an Electoral College majority and the presidency.

According to RealClear Politics' polling average, Biden currently enjoys a 4-point lead in Pennsylvania, a 6.4-point lead in Michigan, and a 6.7-point lead in Wisconsin.

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