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'Newt U' headed to Tampa for Republican National Convention

August 26, 2012|By Seema Mehta
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rallied conservative Christians on Sunday ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rallied conservative Christians on… (David Goldman / Associated…)

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — Professor Newt is heading to Tampa to school the delegates at the Republican National Convention.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a onetime college professor, plans to lead daily two-hour seminars called “Newt U” every day of the convention on rotating campuses in the region, the RNC announced Sunday. It’s a reprise of the role — an academic and historian — that Gingrich relished playing on the campaign trail during his unsuccessful GOP primary bid.

Each two-hour seminar is linked to that day’s convention theme and features speakers, including Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and, of course, wife Callista.

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The full schedule:

Monday, Aug. 27

"We Can Do Better" - Jobs, Growth and Protecting Medicare

Tuesday, Aug. 28

"We Built it" - Small Businesses and Civil Society Build America

Wednesday, Aug. 29

"We Can Change It" - The New American

Thursday, Aug. 30

"We Believe In America" - We Don't Believe in Obamacare

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