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GOP Hopeful Gingrich Back In NC Visiting 10 Cities

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GOP Presidential Candidate (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Newt Gingrich is spending time in North Carolina this week trying to rebuild momentum for his Republican presidential campaign.

Gingrich will attend a campaign event Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte. Then he will appear at several rallies and campaign events the following days in more than 10 cities, including Mooresville, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville.

The former U.S. House speaker from Georgia is 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 planned to keep campaigning, although acknowledging Mitt Romney was the GOP’s likely nominee.

The North Carolina Republican presidential primary is May 8.

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