Gingrich on five-day campaign swing in NC

Posted April 24, 2012

— Newt Gingrich is spending time in North Carolina this week trying to rebuild momentum for his Republican presidential campaign.

Gingrich will tour the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte and then hold a rally on Concord Tuesday. His itinerary over the next five days will take him to more than 10 cities from the mountains to the Triad.

His farthest visit east will be to Fayetteville. On Friday, he will speak to the Cumberland County Republican Party and then appear at the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

The former U.S. House speaker from Georgia has made multiple visits to North Carolina in recent weeks, trying to keep his campaign alive. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's departure from the race two weeks has narrowed the Republican field.

Gingrich said he still plans to keep campaigning, although he acknowledged that Mitt Romney is the GOP's likely nominee. Gingrich has won two states so far, Georgia and South Carolina.

Fifty-five delegates are up for grabs in North Carolina Republican presidential primary on May 8.


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  • Rico Apr 25, 2012

    Cumberland county has a republican Party?

  • lovelarvae Apr 24, 2012

    "trying to rebuild momentum for his Republican presidential campaign."

    Or trying to rebuild his war chest from its current status as money pit.

  • redapace Apr 24, 2012

    The conservative bankruptcy handout tour continues.

  • Ambygirl Apr 24, 2012

    He needs to give it up. No one is going to vote for him anyway. He's wasting his time. I guess he hopes more people will want a picture with him for $50 so he can pay his debts. Go away Newt!

  • TOMMYG Apr 24, 2012

    Has no one told him he is out of the race? Just increasing his debt, which he probably can't pay back.