Gingrich to barnstorm through Iowa next week
May 12th, 2011
11:20 AM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich to barnstorm through Iowa next week

(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

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Newt, did you hear the news that Iowa Republicans put out a call to Gov. Christie to run for POTUS?
    That implies that you are one of their undesireables.

    May 12, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  2. MrAmerica

    Make sure you all lock them sheep up!

    May 12, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Sam

    So Newtie's taking his comedy act on the road? How nice.

    May 12, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    I can hardly wait for Newt to start giving his speeches and slamming the Obama administration on the long list of its failures. PLENTY of material after only 2.5 years.

    May 12, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. Annie, Atlanta

    How is he going to live now that he's thrown his hat in the ring and has to claim all contributions? And what in the heck has happened to the Republican Party that someone so dishonorable is acceptable as presidential material?

    May 12, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. PalmReader

    Thank God he'll NEVER be president. Just looking at the guy gives me the creeps. Seriously.

    May 12, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. B

    Republicans scrapping the bottom of the barrel now!

    What a sideshow-

    May 12, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Sarah Palin will throw her hat in if the debate is limited to just plain and simple street talk like rappers, etc. but when the subjects of economy/deficit comes up she'll go into hiding. Palin will claim she was "beefing up" her international credentials by traveling to other countries, that's OK if you're trying to get a job there, but she needs to beef up her policy, economic and language credentials first, she's lacking in all Remember she disappeared and Michele Bachmann was hanging right in there with all the big boys while Falin Palin disppeared.

    May 12, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. Randy, San Francisco

    Can't wait til he self-destructs by saying stupid things. Sooner or later he will catch the Palin foot in the mouth disease.

    May 12, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  10. Chas in Iowa

    Gingrich like most other GOP candidates make a big deal about coming to Iowa "first in the Nation Caucus".
    What they don't say is they don't appear in public, they go from by invitation only GOP event to by invitation only GOP event. That way the can give a little speech and don't have to answer any questions of substance.
    What a sham, the GOP candidates usually only leave unpaid bills when they leave Iowa. Hotels, rental car dealerships, resturants beware,...their credit is no good.

    May 12, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    I can hardly wait for Newt to start giving his speeches and slamming the Obama administration on the long list of its failures. PLENTY of material after only 2.5 years.
    Hmya. Hasn't he been doing that for the past two and half years already? Let me refresh your facts. Remember how he criticized the resonse to N. Korea lighting up a nuke? Newt said we should hit them with an EMP. I would think China would take issue with that.

    May 12, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. thomas

    This guy is one angry man who has daddy issues !
    CNN , did Newt do any military service ? NO !
    He's also one of the highest paid lobbyist on K street.

    May 12, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    CNN , did Newt do any military service ? NO !
    Newt has never held state wide office.
    He has only held office in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    May 12, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  14. Desi

    The timing was beautiful... Gingrich was slamming the President for being asleep at the wheel, "checked out," at the exact same time that Obama was wrapping up preparations for taking out Bin Laden. And a big, fat crow landed on Newt's dinner plate.

    May 12, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  15. FM

    No any old blood anymore. We need new blood with fresh ideas and understanding how the new world is rotating. If no one is available then forget it for the time being!

    May 12, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  16. pc

    he simply looks just like the sleeze ball he is. is his puffiness from drinking or just down right ugly to start with.
    the voters here in georgia remember very well how this scum hung out in bars, hitting on any woman that would smile at him so you can bet none here will vote for this fraud for president. he was a scandel here in fayetteville when he left his wife for another woman while she was sick in the hospital, slime like that sticks forever newt!! you should be run out of town again for all your pathetic lies and schemes to get money from the uninformed. shame on newt. newt is a lazy bumb an always will be!

    May 12, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Phil in KC

    I don't think the Republicans in Iowa will give him enough votes to carry the state. In Iowa, it's not just how much time you spend there, but your message. Ask Chris Dodd. He moved to Iowa prior to the caucuses and he still finished well down in the field.
    On another note – Onawa and Holstein? Guessing he's going to put in an appearance on a family farm. Still – kind of unusual until the campaign hits full swing. Usually, they're just looking to do some fund-raising and lock down their base on these early trips. Newt must be taking it seriously.
    (In the interest of full disclosure, I am a native of Iowa.)

    May 12, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  18. Nurse Lisa

    Slither Newt, slither

    May 12, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  19. val

    NEWT will never win. WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER "CONTRACT WITH AMERICA"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. Kenny

    Moammar Gadhafi, Newt Gingrich, Moammar Gadhafi, Newt Gingrich. Is there supposed to be a difference? Both men scare me. As President, I don't know who would have us at war with China quicker, Newt or Sarah Palin. Run Newt, run. If you run hard enough you might make it to the moon because you sure as hell not gonna make it to 1600 Penn. Ave. Here's hoping your 3rd wife finds out that you out scouting for a fourth wife. I don't for the life of me understand why you have to try to compete with Osama bin Laden but you go for it dude.

    May 12, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. Dot

    Newt who-else-can-I-call-a-Nazi-just-because-they-don't-blindly-agree-with-me Gringrich is helping to bring agout the destruction of the Republican Party just by opening his mouth. For that I thank him. Sincerely.

    May 12, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. once upon a horse

    I wish he would just STAY in one of the barns up there while he's doing his barn-storming. Nation would be better off if he did.

    May 12, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    May he spend eternity running backwards thru Iowa's cornfields...naked.

    May 12, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. Shaun Hateatity

    Iowa farmers are locking their women away for the week

    May 12, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  25. ruty

    Stick this fat BLOB with a pin and watch the hot air sizzle out. Go back to Georgia Newt–we don't want you.

    May 12, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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