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Gingrich Visits Tri-Cities In Search of Supporters

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Newt Gingrich is scheduled to speak in Tri-Cities Thursday at 11 a.m. Newt Gingrich is scheduled to speak in Tri-Cities Thursday at 11 a.m.
KENNEWICK, Wash -

After sparring last night in Arizona with fellow Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current Republican candidate Newt Gingrich will be in the Tri-Cities on Thursday.

Gingrich is scheduled to speak at the Red Lion Columbia Center at 11 a.m. The free event will also

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Gingrich is looking for support in the upcoming Washington caucuses on March 3.

Gingrich is a distant third in the race to be the Republican nominee for President. The rise of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum have left both he and congressman Ron Paul on the outside looking in. Romney, still the presumed front-runner, is in a close race with Santorum, with some polls showing Santorum has closed the gap with the former governor of Massachusetts.

At the debate last night in Arizona, Gongrich, Romney and Paul challenged Santorum's Senate record on spending, saying he supported earmarks, voted to raise the debt cieling and favored No Child Left Behind. Paul went as far as to call Santirum a "fake" conservative.

Gingrich, though admittedly behind in the race, hopes a strong showing in his home state of Georgia on March 6 can bring him back to the top of the polls.

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