Newt Gingrich heads for Tupelo

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

Newt Gingrich brings his Republican presidential campaign to Tupelo on March 8.
The former U.S. speaker of the House will host a 10 a.m. event in downtown’s Fairpark District, local Republicans report.
Details are being worked out for the public rally.
Over the weekend, GOP operatives reported other Mississippi stops by Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in advance of the state’s March 13 primary.
Alabama’s GOP primary is March 13, too.
The Restore Our Future super Pac supporting Romney mailed out thousands of fliers recently to boost his candidacy over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who’s gone from way behind to nipping at the oft-called frontrunner’s heels.
Romney representatives say he plans to visit the state, but whether that trip includes northeast Mississippi wasn’t clear Monday.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum round up the GOP field.
Gingrich will return to the state March 12 with events announced for the Gulf Coast.
While there’s no news about a Paul stop in the Magnolia State, Santorum’s state director Chris Godbey told The Sun Herald he expects a Mississippi visit by his candidate to be “most definitely” forthcoming.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal.