It begins: Gingrich ramping up in Iowa

And according to a GOP source in the state, Gingrich also has a meeting planned at the fair with several GOP donors.

After a morning dose of glad-handing and livestock-watching, he is slated to headline two fundraisers: One for Sen. Charles Grassley, who is seeking a sixth term in Washington, and another for the People United for Republican Sisters’ Election (PURSE) political action committee, a group formed to assist female GOP candidates.