(CNN) – A day long visit by Newt Gingrich to Iowa may ignite more talk about a possible Gingrich run for the White House.
The former House Speaker and possible 2012 GOP presidential hopeful is scheduled to take part in four events in the state Thursday, according to a Gingrich spokesman. Those events include campaigning for Iowa Republican state senate candidates and speaking at a lunch held by the Team Iowa PAC, a political action committee which supports GOP candidates in the state. Gingrich is also scheduled to speak to the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC and hold an American Solutions business leader roundtable.
Thursday's visit to Iowa will be Gingrich's seventh this election cycle. His last appearance in the state, earlier in August, included a stop at the Iowa State Fair, something on the must-do list for anyone serious about running for the White House.
Gingrich has said that any decision on making a bid for the GOP presidential nomination would come next February or March. Until then, he says he's focused on helping Republicans win big this November. In Iowa, the GOP hopes to take back the governor's office and control the state legislature.
Gingrich's stop in Iowa comes just eight days before Sarah Palin makes a high profile appearance. The Republican Party of Iowa says that former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will deliver the keynote address at the party's annual Ronald Reagan dinner on September 17.
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