MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants to give younger workers the option to choose private retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security.

"It would be a voluntary choice. Keep the current system if you want to, or have a savings account," Gingrich said Monday at Rivier College in Nashua.

The former House speaker, who has been rising in the polls, planned to elaborate on the plan in a lunchtime speech to students at St. Anselm College.

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