One of the two Republicans who may enter the presidential race later this year will be in Iowa this week. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be in Council Bluffs and West Des Moines on Tuesday. On Sunday, Gingrich was asked on NBC’s "Meet the Press" whether he intends to run for president.
"Well, I’m thinking about thinking about running, but I won’t do anything at all about the possibility of running until after September 29th," Gingrich said. If Gingrich does jump in the race and win the G-O-P’s nomination, he wants to set up nine different debates with the Democratic presidential nominee — one-on-one, face-to-face events.
Gingrich describes them as "dialogues." Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, currently portraying the District Attorney on the "Law and Order" TV series, has told backers he may get into the presidential race as soon as June. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, one of the Democratic presidential candidates, campaigned in southwest Iowa this past weekend. Richardson is officially announcing his candidacy today in Los Angeles.