Mitt Romney Confirms Secret Meeting With Newt Gingrich Last Week

Elicia Dover


Published: Friday, March 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Steven Senne, Associated Press

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confirmed reports Thursday that he and Newt Gingrich met secretly in New Orleans the day before the Louisiana primary.

But Romney played down the importance of the meeting between the himself and Gingrich, who earlier this week scaled back his campaign and laid off staffers.

Were pretty much in regular communication between the different campaigns and I said hello to Newt, Romney told Sean Hannity in a radio interview. Nothing new, nothing exciting except we keep a friendly discourse open.

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