Former Speaker of the House and current GOP Candidate for President Newt Gingrich is making his way around Louisiana.  He spoke with KPEL's Jeremy Lawrence and talked about his desire to be President of the United States.

The highlight of the interview had to do with his stand on drilling for oil.  He said in addition to approving the Keystone Pipeline, he also wanted to restart offshore drilling off the coast of Texas and Louisiana.

The Speaker mentioned that he would be in Lafayette for a rally at the Hilton on Pinhook Road.  Start time for the rally would be at 7pm.

Hear his conversation below: