Newt to celebrate wedding anniversary during Hawaiian campaign trip

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Maybe life on the campaign trail doesn’t always have to be so hard after all.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is taking his presidential campaign to Hawaii next week, according to a public schedule released the campaign.

But it won’t be all work. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond told The Daily Caller Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary while in Hawaii, in between events.

Hammond said the appearances coincide with several “West Coast fundraising swing” events. Gingrich has struggled to raise money during the campaign and opted out of spending the funds to participate in the Ames Straw Poll.

While in Hawaii, Gingrich on Aug. 20 will travel to Wailuku to for a meeting with the Maui GOP. And on Aug. 23, Gingrich “will discuss the American founding” with students at Seabury Hall Preparatory School in Makawao.

Hammond said the fundraising swing is about “expanding” the campaign’s coalition base. He also said Gingrich saw an “uptick” in fundraising after last week’s Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa.