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Fox News Suspends Contributors Potential Presidential Candidates Gingrich And Santorum

Fox News anchor Bret Baier announced that effective today, Fox News has suspended its contributor arrangements with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum , both of whom have signaled possible presidential runs for 2012. Baier explained that the suspension is effective for 60 days, and then on May 1st their contracts with Fox News will officially be terminated. Developing…

The entirety of Baier’s statement:

Effective today, March 2nd, Fox News has suspended its contributor arrangements with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, both of whom have signaled possible runs for the president. The suspension is effective for 60 days, then on May 1st their contracts will be terminated unless they notify Fox that they are not running for president.

Now this has been contemplated from the start, from the very beginning, but that is effective today, the suspension of the contributor arrangements for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and also former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

In a post-statement exchanged with fellow host Jenna Lee, Baier seemed to hint at a future announcement dealing with other Fox News contributors who have also given indications of plans to run for President in 2012, namely Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Baier also added via twitter “We’ll see what’s next” while retweeting this very post.

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