Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Wilmington Wednesday

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Submitted: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 3:55am
Updated: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 4:54pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Republican race for the White House comes to North Carolina tomorrow, as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds a rally at UNCW, according to his deputy press secretary. The event is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m at Lumina Theatre.

The event was in question for a while this afternoon. State policy requires that any political campaign event or candidate appearance on a public campus be sponsored by a registered student organization, as state higher education institutions must maintain political neutrality. So UNCW’s College Republicans stepped up to serve as the sponsor.

Gingrich’s campaign has promised WWAY a one-on-one interview with the candidate. We’ll have that on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.

Since a win in the South Carolina primary, Gingrich has lagged behind Republican front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. He has show strong support in southern states, but Gingrich has not won a primary since Super Tuesday, when he won Georgia, the state he represented in the US House for 20 years.


  • ScottyD says:

    Did Newt wander away from the home again? I guess they are late putting a Silver Alert out on him?!?!

  • Merry says:

    Just too bad he’s not at the top. Too many smart people voting have been brainwashed, and others don’t get it. Newt is the only candidate with the experience, brains and ability to make effective decisions for America and bring about change in Washington. He’s smart enough to know all the right things to do to protect America and grow our economy. But, American is self-destructive these days.

  • Guest 22 says:

    Newt is anything but dense and, believe it or not, there are plenty of people out there who want him with Allen West on the ticket as our nominee. Unfortunately, too many of those people think he can’t win. I say everyone should vote for who they want, not for who they think can win.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    This guy is so dense he doesn’t get it that nobody wants him running bath water much less the country!

  • GuestMan says:

    Maybe he’s coming to talk about family values.

  • Guesttoo says:

    For him, that would be a very short speach.

  • RSimmons says:

    use 30 minutes before election activity. If an election lasts more than four hours seek medical help immediately.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    have not caught on to the malady affecting the voting populace.

    “Electile Disfunction” — the inability of the candidates, from either party, to arouse the interest of the voters.

    In his case, it is likely the need to continue the campaign so he can qualify for federal matching funds to offset the campaign debt he’s incurred.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    after his dismal performance yesterday, one would think he might fold up his tent and look for another teaching position.

    Maybe that’s the true purpose of his visit — interview for a Professorship @ UNCW or interview for the Leadership position @ CFCC.

  • Guest228 says:

    Hide your women!

  • GO GOP says:

    Why ? Is Clinton coming too?

  • geneslady says:

    I hope to get off work early to catch his speech. Glad he is coming to UNCW!

  • Guesty1002 says:

    I had no idea that Newt was still in the race. Who will be his running mate? Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh or Zimmerman?????

  • Guest1022 says:

    I would be willing to vote for any of those you named.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Look at the Wilmington government and mayoral eclections. The socialists count on you being discouraged and staying home on election day. Get off you pseudo high horse and get off the sofa and go vote!!!

  • tweety says:

    thats part of the problem today who cares???we didn’t get to this point overnight or the last three years in order to get half way back no matter who is in office we have to csre if not for yourself for future generations.and if some of us can get over the fact that a in office we can see us moving in the right direction and before you all get on your high horse i am a card caring republican and no i am not black.

  • Guest51 says:

    “No one will ever take away Americans right to vote, except Americans, and they do this by chosing not to vote” FDR

    “by chosing not to choose you still have made a choice” RUSH

    all the candidates and the president might be full of crap, but you have not right to complain if you did not participate in the process. Voting is the one right that I hold dearest and you insult me, your country and anyone who has fought to protect our freedoms by not voting. People here in the US and all over the world have fought and died for this right that you so heartlessly disregard

    Apathy is our problem in America, you show how apathic you are by not voting, if you do not like the candidates write “Daffy Duck” in the spot for fill in candidate, at least you voted and took part in what makes America great.

  • Guests says:

    While I share your frustration, I agree with the others here about the importance to cast a vote. Write in a name. At the very least it sends a message that there are voters out there who don’t feel like any of the candidates are representing their views. Staying home does nothing to help change the problem. If you don’t vote, you really are part of the problem you complain about.

  • Guest28470 says:

    Honestly, who cares. He is as useless and full of crap as all the other candidates, including the one that currently occupies the white house. Another election I won’t be voting in as there just is not a good choice, maybe one of these days we will actually get someone decent, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • donald says:

    I agree i would vote for any of them over what we have now.
    I can and i will vote to change the current administration!!

  • Guestual says:

    Holler at me when Herman Cain comes to town.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Hes too busy getting sued.

  • Guest2012 says:

    Speach? YIKES is Right!


    This is one who certainly voted for the Current Socialist.

  • Guesttoo says:

    Thank you for pointing out my spelling error. Had it been left at that, there would be no issue.

    Then you had to go and show that just because one can spell speech, one can still be ignorant. Certainly you don’t know if I even voted, much less who I voted for. End of speach.

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