Washington, Jan. 19 : Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ''s campaign has released a letter from his daughters to ABC News executives seeking to blunt the perceived damage from an interview the network reportedly plans to air with the former House speaker''s ex-wife.
According to Politico, the letter came after news outlets reported that ABC was debating whether to air the interview with Marianne Gingrich, who was married to Gingrich for 18 years.
After their divorce, Gingrich married his third wife, Callista, with whom he has acknowledged having an affair while he was married.
"ABC News or other campaigns may want to talk about the past, just days before an important primary election," said the letter from Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman, his two daughters from his first marriage.
But the two women said their father was more interested in discussing creating jobs, lowering taxes and defeating President Obama.
"We are confident this is the conversation the people of South Carolina are interested in having," they said.
An ABC News spokesman confirmed Wednesday night to The New York Times that "Nightline" will broadcast the interview at 11:35 p. m. EST on Thursday. (ANI)