It may have been the most dramatic moment to date in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Newt Gingrich responded angrily Thursday night when CNN moderator John King used the first question in a Republican presidential debate to ask the former House speaker to respond to allegations leveled at him by his ex-wife.
Marianne Gingrich told ABC News, that her former husband asked her for an "open marriage," before the couple divorced.
Gingrich told King he was "appalled" by the question.
Questions about his personal life and possible sexual dalliances also dogged former president Bill Clinton during his 1992 campaign and during his stint in the White House.
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