The Gingrich campaign announced Monday that Callista Gingrich will lead a Women with Newt Coalition. Gingrich will lead work with 6 co-chairs, which include Gingrich's two daughters from his previous marriage -- Kathy Gingrich Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman -- as well as Jeri Thompson, the wife of Gingrich supporter Fred Thompson.
An email sent out by the campaign contained Jeri Thompson's comments on the coalition:
This election is a referendum on the failed decisions and failed policies of an Obama Administration that without new, strong leadership, will leave our children and our grandchildren with a land of less opportunity and less freedom. For me and other mothers, joining this coalition is less a political move than a maternal one.
It also contained the following statement from Callista Gingrich:
Over the last several months, I have had the privilege of visiting with many wonderful women across the country -- learning about their concerns and hopes for our future. My husband is the only candidate with the experience, knowledge, and vision to get our country back on the right track.
The campaign said it would announce regional advisors in Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, California, and Ohio soon. It was not very specific on what the coalition would do exactly. Newt Gingrich has generally lagged among women voters in the polls thoughout the campaign.