Newt Gingrich looks to restart campaign

June 12, 2011 - 2:13 PM
Gingrich Campaign

FILE - In this June 8, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential hopeful, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista Gingrich, speaks in Hudson, N.H. Gingrich's campaign manager and numerous other key aides have resigned together, a strong blow to his hopes for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newt Gingrich is trying to reboot his troubled presidential bid.

The former House speaker is giving a foreign policy address Sunday night in Los Angeles in which he charges the Obama administration with placing "political correctness above common sense" when it comes to global affairs.

The speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition is Gingrich's first since his campaign was rocked by the departure Thursday of 16 top strategists and advisers.

According to remarks provided to The Associated Press before the speech, Gingrich favors moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

He makes a fleeting reference to the campaign upheaval and says he'll carry his message of renewal all around the country "no matter what it takes."