(CNN) - One day after formally announcing his candidacy for president, Newt Gingrich announced a six day campaign swing through Iowa.
According to a press release from his campaign, the former House speaker will make stops in 17 cities and towns, starting Monday, in the state that holds the first contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
Wednesday Gingrich launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination with an announcement on his Facebook and Twitter pages. Friday he gives a speech in Macon, Georgia at the state GOP convention.
Gingrich kicks off his Iowa swing Monday by giving the keynote address at the Dubuque Kiwanis Club. He also speaks in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines later in the day. Gingrich holds events in Mason City, Waterloo, Marshalltown, Aimes, Carroll, Atlantic, Council Bluffs, Onawa, Sioux City, Le Mars, Storm Lake, Holstein, Orange City and Sheldon, during his trip.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report