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"Jeff has a strong following across our state and his addition to our team provides us with a great resource of knowledge and experience," Andrew Hemingway, Gingrich's New Hampshire director, told NBC News.

Gingrich also announced a new team of national security advisers that includes former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, former Under Secretary of State Bill Schneider, and Ronald Reagan national security adviser Robert McFarlane.

“I have depended on the counsel of this world-class group of experts throughout my career, and I am honored that they have decided to be with me as we work to ensure that the United States remains the safest, strongest, and freest country in the world,“ Gingrich said in a statement.

“I look forward to drawing on their vast knowledge and experience as we assert our vision of an exceptional America that, contrary to what Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaC-SPAN forced into 7-second delay after caller's racist tirade against Obama Judge dismisses Bevin lawsuit against Kentucky Medicaid activists Primary challenge to Trump? It could help him in 2020 MORE may believe, will continue to be both the world’s leading power and most assiduous defender of freedom for generations to come.”

The team will be led by Herman Pirchner, founding president of the American Foreign Policy Counsel and a former aide to Iowa Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySchumer: Share 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents with entire Senate This week: Senate tries to avoid landmines on massive spending bill Dems to challenge Kavanaugh for White House records MORE (R).

Gingrich's advisers will join the former House Speaker in Washington at Tuesday night's foreign policy debate, hosted by CNN.