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How The Gop Got Its Groove Back

Trying to inspire the House members, the party leadership brought in Newt Gingrich, the former speaker and the architect of the 1994 victory, who urged them to think big. They examined where they lost direction in the months leading up to the midterm elections and what they could do to recover. Lou Holtz, the former football coach who led Notre Dame to a national championship in 1988, delivered what was described as a rousing motivational speech.
Michael Crowley