Following this morning’s news about Herman Cain, we’re now learning that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will formerly declare his 2012 candidacy on Wednesday.

Report from the AP:

ATLANTA – A spokesman for Newt Gingrich says the former House speaker is running for president.
Rick Tyler told The Associated Press that Gingrich will make it official Wednesday with announcements on Facebook and Twitter. He will give an interview to Fox News later that night.

Gingrich is set to address the Georgia Republican Party Convention on Friday in Macon, Ga.

“That will be his first speech as a presidential candidate,” Tyler said.

Gingrich has made no secret of his White House ambitions. He’s been raising money and assembling a campaign team for months. Last week The AP reported that the Gingrich camp had quietly opened a campaign headquarters in Atlanta.

Exit question: Will Gingrich, a relatively known quantity within the GOP, make a bigger splash than Herman Cain, the up and coming Tea Party favorite?