Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach County GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner on Jan. 28.
Crowley Political Report assumes Gingrich will show up whether or not he is still a contender for the GOP nomination.
Not bad timing either - the Florida primary is Jan. 31.
Here is the release from the Palm Beach County GOP:
Presidential Candidate Speaker Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Palm Beach County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in forty years.
After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, passed the first balanced budget in a generation, and passed the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen our defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.
Newt Gingrich is Chairman of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm that specializes in transformational change, with offices in Atlanta and Washington, DC . He serves as General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and is an Honorary Chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance.
Newt was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served the Sixth District of Georgia for twenty years. In 1995, he was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives where he served until 1999. The Washington Times has called him, “the indispensable leader” and Time magazine, in naming him Man of the Year for 1995, said, “Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. Newt Gingrich belongs in the category of the exceptional.”
His experiences as the son of a career soldier convinced him at an early age to dedicate his life to his country and to the protection of freedom. Realizing the importance of understanding the past in order to protect the future, he immersed himself in the study of history, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and Master’s and Doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University. Before his election to Congress, he taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years.
Gingrich resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. The Gingrich family includes two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren.
Ticket prices are $195 per person and can be purchased online with a credit card at www.pbcgop.org or by calling (561) 686-1616. Checks may be made payable to the “Republican Party of Palm Beach County” referencing Lincoln Day Dinner and mailed to: 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 210, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Speakers will include Congressman Tom Rooney, Congressman Allen West and Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater.