Former U.S House Speaker Newt Gingrich and GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann will headline the Minnesota Family Counci’s 2011 annual dinner. Both Gingrich and Bachmann say they’re considering a run for the White House in 2012 and the appearance at this event shows both are courting social conservatives as the Iowa Caucuses draw closer. The event will be held on May 17th in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Family Council is known for bringing in high profile guests for the annual dinner. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty spoke at the event last year. As did Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and one-time presidential hopeful. Pawlenty has formed an exploratory committee for president nd Huckabee is said to be considering his options in 2012.