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Gingrich makes three stops in Iowa Wednesday
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold events in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Davenport Wednesday, raising money for state and local Republicans as well as keynoting an event for the American Future Fund.
As is typically the case, stops in Iowa by nationally-known politicians such as Gingrich raise speculation about whether they intend to run for president. For his part, Gingrich has done little to silence the chatter that he is contemplating a run in 2012, although the former speaker has flirted with a run for president for more than a decade without ever actually throwing his hat in the ring.
At 2:30 p.m., he will address an American Future Fund event in Davenport. The speech is part of the group’s lecture series that has already brought several potential nationally-known Republicans to the Hawkeye State, including former New York Gov. George Pataki and embattled U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada.
At 6 p.m. he will host a fundraiser for the Polk County Republican Party in Des Moines.