MPR News has learned that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will hold a rally at the Ramada Mall of America in Bloomington. The event starts at 7:30pm. Gingrich is scheduled to speak at 8pm. The event is open to the public.
Gingrich will be the fourth presidential candidate to visit Minnesota in the run up to Tuesday’s precinct caucuses. Mitt Romney campaigned in Minnesota on Wednesday. Ron Paul campaigned in the state on Saturday and is scheduled to be back in Minnesota tomorrow. Rick Santorum is campaigning in Minnesota today and tomorrow.
A recent poll shows that it’s a tight race to determine who will win Minnesota’s precinct caucuses. The candidates are hoping to win the state to showcase momentum even though the caucuses are non-binding. That means the results from Tuesday’s GOP straw poll won’t bind the delegates at the Republican National Convention.