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At a campaign stop near (NASA-heavy) Cape Canaveral, Fla., presidential primary contender Newt Gingrich came down firmly on the side of statehood, for the Moon. That's right, the GOP hopeful says he'll establish a colony on the moon and campaign to make it a state when 13,000 people live there, despite not supporting statehood for the District of Columbia. [Curbed DC]