(CNN) — Joe Scarborough, the morning show pundit, author and presidential buzz-stirrer, will speak to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting next month, a GOP source told CNN on Wednesday.
The MSNBC host will attend the May 3 meeting in Concord to discuss his new book about the future of the Republican Party and take questions from members of the state party.
It will be the second of two appearances for Scarborough in the first-in-the-nation primary state: He’s slated to keynote the Cheshire County Lincoln Day Dinner the previous evening in Keene.
When it was announced, the Keene speech raised alarm bells for media writers and Democrats, who wondered why MSNBC was allowing Scarborough to address a GOP fundraiser when the network had previously blocked another one of their hosts, Ed Schultz, from speaking to a Democratic fundraiser in Florida.
The Cheshire County GOP later lowered ticket prices to the dinner, claiming it was no longer a fundraiser.
With a book to sell and a wide-open Republican presidential field for 2016, Scarborough has started showing up in pivotal primary states, kinda-sorta flirting with the idea of running for president but mostly basking in the free media coverage and adoring attention from conservative activists.
He last appeared in New Hampshire in March, speaking at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
And in early April, he flew to South Carolina to address state GOP legislators behind closed doors, where he offered some blunt assessments of the potential Republican contenders for the White House.