The Daily Iowan: Jim DeMint tapped as newest Iowa Freedom Summit guest

Former South Carolina Senator turned president of the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has been named as the newest guest set to attend the Iowa Freedom Summit, leaders of the two groups spearheading the growing presidential forum announced Sunday.

 The sold out summit, scheduled for Jan. 24 at The Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, has gained traction in recent weeks as a hotbed for potential Republican presidential candidates and key party players to visit.
 The following GOP players have confirmed an appearance to the Rep. Steve King and conservative-leaning group Citizens United-backed event:
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
  • Utah Sen. Mike Lee
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn
  • Ambassador John Bolton
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
  • Former U.S. House Speaker turned CNN commentator Newt Gingrich
  • Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Former  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
  • Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley
  • Business mogul Donald Trump
  • Congressman-elect Rod Blum

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