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Gingrich on five-day campaign swing in NC

Posted April 24, 2012 8:52 a.m. EDT

— 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.