For the second time at a campaign-trail event in recent months, former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was interrupted Thursday.


Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

It was by ABBA.

As he toured a manufacturing plant in Nevada on Thursday morning, Gingrich was discussing the effects of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill with the facility’s owner, Don Ahern, when suddenly music began to play.

According to the pool report of the event by Politico’s Ginger Gibson:

Gingrich’s cell phone then began ringing in his pocket, playing Dancing Queen by Abba. It was the full version, complete with words, and played the chorus twice before shutting itself off. He made no attempt to turn it off himself.

The last time Gingrich’s “Dancing Queen” ringtone made an appearance at an event by the candidate was in May, when the former House speaker was delivering a speech in Ames, Iowa. That time, rather than let the full song play out, Gingrich had shut off the ringer and put the phone back in his pocket.