August 31st, 2010
11:41 AM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich to return to Iowa next week

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Newt Gingrich is headed back to Iowa."](CNN) - Newt Gingrich is headed back to Iowa.

The former House Speaker and possible 2012 GOP presidential hopeful will take part in four events in the state on Thursday September 9, 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. Tuesday the political action committee, which supports GOP candidates in the state, put out a release highlighting Gingrich's upcoming appearance.

Word of the Gingrich event for the Team Iowa PAC came just a few hours after the Republican Party of Iowa announced that former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin would deliver the keynote address at the party's annual Ronald Reagan dinner on September 17.

According to a Gingrich spokesman, the former House Speaker will also speak to the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC and hold an American Solutions business leader roundtable while in the state on September 9.

The visit to Iowa would 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 win back the governor's office and control the state legislature.

–CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston contributed to this report

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. ST

    Newt should consult McCain how it feels after putting all efforts, time and money and end up losing. He should not follow what Sarah does, as she always has no plans of what steps to take to reach the level of being a President!

    August 31, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Obama Mama

    Newter needs to give it a rest

    August 31, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Lynn

    August 31st, 2010 1:32 pm ET
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    If Iowans play their cards right they can have a trifecta; Palin, Gingrich and Huckabee. All in one state at the same time. Close the door quick, don't let them escape to the rest of the Country.

    August 31, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
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