Today on the trail: Newt Gingrich returns to Georgia; Idaho gets love from Mitt Romney, Ron Paul
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) makes a campaign-trail return to his home state today, holding two events this evening in the Peach State ahead of its Super Tuesday primary.
Gingrich’s main rival for the non-Romney vote, former senator Rick Santorum (R-Ga.), is planning a visit to Georgia this weekend. In the meantime, Santorum is spending his Friday in two other big states – Michigan (where polls show him in a competitive race against Romney) and Ohio (where we’ll catch up with him later today).
Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) are spending the day in Idaho – a state that got little love from the candidates four years ago when its primary took place in May, but that this year is seeing a flurry of visits thanks to its Super Tuesday caucus.
Here’s a closer look at today on the trail (Courtesy of candidate schedules and the PBS NewsHour Political Calendar; all times Eastern):
8:15 a.m.: Ann Romney attends the Genesee County Republican Party Breakfast in Flint, Mich.
11:15 a.m.: Rick Santorum attends a rally in Shelby Township, Mich.
3 p.m.: Ron Paul holds a town hall in Richland, Wash.
3:45 p.m.: Mitt Romney holds a campaign event in Boise, Idaho.
6 p.m.: Rick Santorum addresses the Warren County Lincoln Day Dinner in Mason, Ohio.
6:30 p.m.:Newt Gingrich holds a VIP donor reception in Peachtree City, Ga.
7 p.m.: Ron Paul holds a rally in Moscow, Idaho.
7:30 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a rally in Peachtree City, Ga.
8 p.m.: Rick Santorum addresses the Brown County Lincoln Day Dinner in Georgetown, Ohio.
10:30 p.m.: Ron Paul holds a rally in Spokane, Wash.