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House Speaker Newt Gingrich has denied reports that he will resign his congressional seat if Democrats win back control of Congress.

Gingrich, who spoke with reporters Sunday after giving a speech at a school in his district, was referring to a column in Saturday's Boston Globe that said he told his top fund-raisers he would resign if Republicans lose control.

The column, written by John Ellis, a conservative and Boston corporate consultant, also quotes Gingrich saying he would rather resign his seat than face a House ethics committee controlled by Democrats.

The Georgia Republican called the report "a total fabrication."

Gingrich, however, said he did not want to serve as minority leader if Democrats recapture the House.

On the ethics investigation, Gingrich said: "I have no fear of an ethics investigation. I've been cleared 74 times. I'm the most cleared politician in American history."

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