Former Rep. J.C. Watts set to endorse Gingrich

Former Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich on Monday, according to multiple media reports, earning the former House Speaker another nod from a member of the 1994 Republican Revolution.

Watts, who served four terms representing Oklahoma's 4th district, was a star quarterback at the University of Oklahoma and replaced now-Speaker John Boehner as chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1999.

Since leaving Congress, Watts founded a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington. He has also served as a political commentator for CNN.

Watts provides Gingrich with much-needed establishment support while his once-ballooning poll numbers have begun a dramatic decline in early-voting states.

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