Both Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have been confirmed for the Granite Oath political action committee’s Presidential House Party Series, where White House contenders meet with grass-roots activists at the Manchester, N.H., home of conservative leader Ovide Lamontagne.
Cain, a former pizza magnate turned talk-radio host, will attend a gathering at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He becomes the third likely Republican presidential contender to participate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty were the first and second, respectively.
And Lamontagne told Roll Call in a recent interview that Gingrich, the former Speaker, has been confirmed for a May 25 meeting.
The presidential series, which began this year, has drawn capacity crowds so far. Lamontagne endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) during the 2008 cycle but has yet to settle on a 2012 candidate in a field that has been slow to develop.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.