Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is testing support for a presidential run.

On Thursday he launched a website called NewtExplore2012 where, in statement where he says Gingrich says he is excited about exploring whether there is sufficient support for my potential candidacy.

The site asks visitors to donate funds increments ranging provide their name, address, and e-mail, as well as send a message.

We will look at this very seriously and very methodically lay out the framework for what we'll do next, he said at a press conference on Thursday.

He also announced a project through his American Solutions non-profit organization - which he hopes all 50 U.S. states will participate in - to identify what parts of the federal government should be returned to the states through legislation by applying the 10th amendment of the U.S. constitutions.

Doing so would be done through a law that his organization will be working on.

The 10th amendment states that powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitutions, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.