Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Newt's Visit to Carrollton Set for Feb. 28th

Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will bring his political campaign to Carrollton Feb. 28, his Atlanta staff confirmed Monday.

“He will be in Carrollton as part of a bus tour,” said Susan Myers, southeast communications director for Newt 2012. “We expect it to be in the late afternoon or early evening. We don’t have a definite time yet.”

Myers said the visit will include a fundraising event followed by a public rally at the University of West Georgia.

“Newt is so looking forward to seeing people he’s known and loved his whole life, where he started his political career,” she said. “This should be a very happy day for him.”

Gordon Austin, Georgia Third District chairman of Newt 2012 and a member of the Newt 2012 finance committee, said the day’s activities will begin with a $50 “Meet and Greet” fundraiser with Gingrich, his wife Callista and daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman.

Austin said tickets must be purchased off campus prior to the event. He said locations for ticket purchases will be announced within the next few days. He said the $50 is a suggested minimum donation, and attendees can give more. Donations of $200 and above require signing disclosure forms, he noted.

“The Meet and Greet will be followed by an open forum for students and the general public at the UWG Recreation Center Ballroom,” Austin said. “President Beheruz Sethna has been most generous in making the university available to welcome Dr. Gingrich back to where he went from teaching history to making history. This is Newt’s hometown. People here knew him as a professor, they worked with him in his early campaigns and remember him as their congressman. They want to see Newt and shake his hand.

Read more:Times-Georgian - Newt s visit to Carrollton set for Feb 28

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