Newt Gingrich can count on not getting one vote if he wins the Republican nomination in 2012: his half sister's.

Candace Gingrich-Jones, a gay-rights activist, slammed her brother in an interview with MSNBC, saying that while they get along, they disagree on an issue extremely important to her: gay rights. Gingrich opposes gay marriage.

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"He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues," Gingrich-Jones said.

Gingrich, whose campaign has been on a roller-coaster ride since he announced his run for the presidency earlier this year, is now the Republican front-runner in three of four battleground states.

Blood isn't thicker than water in this case, since Candace said she will do everything in her power to get President Obama re-elected "no matter who the Republican candidate happens to be."

Read more at The Guardian.