PEORIA - Newt Gingrich will be in north Peoria next week for State Senator Darin LaHood's annual Sizzle and Swizzle fundraiser on July 25th at Brewers Distributing. The buzz is that Senator LaHood may be raising funds for a statewide bid in 2014 - possibly and most likely, State Treasurer. LaHood staffed for Treasurer Dan Rutherford before being elected to the State Senate.
"It's such an honor to have Speaker Gingrich in Peoria to support me," said Senator LaHood. "He is one of the most thoughtful and passionate voices for job creation policies and economic recovery solutions for our country. He is a transformational leader and I am honored to welcome him to Peoria."
LaHood ran as a delegate for Gingrich in Gingrich's 2012 GOP presidential bid.