Gingrich planning 30-minute TV pitch on gas prices and the economy

GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich is planning to release a 30-minute long video on gas prices and the economy, a senior adviser to Gingrich told Fox News.

Gingrich quietly shot the video recently in Los Angeles. His campaign hopes the video highlights what they believe is their strength in the race: a long, substantive case against President Obama.

The campaign is planning on buying ad time on local TV stations in key states to air the video. The adviser says the first planned purchase of the video is in Spokane, Washington, where Gingrich has been campaigning heavily in preparation for the state's upcoming caucus.

In the video, Gingrich is seen speaking directly to the camera. He apparently was given a script, but tossed it and spoke off the top of his head.

Gingrich may have referenced the video in an interview with Fox News Channel Tuesday night, where he said he was "gonna find ways to communicate " with the American public.

"I like debates, happens to be good for me, if they're afraid to debate that's fine," he said. "I find other ways to communicate with people with or without their debating." 

Ed Henry currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief White House correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011. His latest book is "42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story."