‘McLaughlin Group’ Regular Tony Blankley Dies

By Chris Ariens 

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Conservative political pundit Tony Blankley, who was a speechwriter for Pres. Regan, the editorial page editor of The Washington Times, and a regular on the weekly public affairs show “McLaughlin Group” died Sunday morning. Blankley, 63, died of stomach cancer.

During a career that spanned politics and the media, Blankley was press secretary to House Speaker Newt Gingrich from 1990 to 1997. Gingrich remembered Blankley on the campaign trail Sunday in New Hampshire.

Blankley would go on to be a syndicated newspaper columnist and an political commentator for CNN, NBC, and NPR.