Media speculation about Sarah Palin’s possible run for the White House in three years have been going on for months, but recent developments suggest other candidates may be emerging as well.
On Monday, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) announced that former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich would deliver a speech at this year’s event in New Orleans.
Outside of the Republican National Convention, the SRLC is one of the most prominent GOP events that brings together party members, candidates for office and campaign donors, and conducts straw polls to get an early sense of potential candidates’ strength, according to RTTNews.
This has fueled speculation that Gingrich may be preparing for a presidential bid, especially since he has also formed a political action committee called American Solutions PAC that will allow him to raise and donate money to political campaigns nationwide, CNN reported.
The former House speaker’s recent moves have been praised by SRLC director Charlie Davies who said that Gingrich has been a key part of Republican victories over the past two decades and that he "continues to have a profound effect on the direction of our nation," quoted by the news source.