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Gingrich Coming to Arlington to Suspend Presidential Campaign

by Katie Pyzyk May 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm 3,576 7 Comments

Newt Gingrich will come to Arlington tomorrow to officially end his presidential run, the National Journal reported today.

In a video message thanking supporters, Gingrich confirmed he’ll suspend his campaign at a press conference on Wednesday. His website shows the announcement will take place at 3:00 p.m., at the Hilton in Ballston (950 N. Stafford Street).

Arlington County Police will be assisting with traffic control outside the hotel, where a number of news networks are expected to be broadcasting live, according to ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Although presidential candidate Mitt Romney is also scheduled be in Virginia tomorrow, he’s not expected to appear at the press conference to accept an endorsement from Gingrich, according to ABC News.

Romney is in Arlington for a fundraiser tonight at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City.

  • Tom Smart

    He’s the only guy that can debate Obama and win. If he had the money that Romney had, Romney would be at the Hilton on Wednesday instead of Newt. What a shame.

    • drax

      If he had the votes that Romney had, you mean.

  • Jose

    Can anyone attend the press conference????

    • Ballstonian

      I was wondering that as well. I’ll probably head over and see.

  • ArlForester

    Its appropriate to end it in Arlington since all Republican campaigns die in this town.

  • boo Newt

    Just like his campaign, the “announcement” is closed to the public. To paraphrase Newt from the movie “Aliens,” your campaign is dead. You can go now.

  • Flying Spaghetti Monster

    it’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night… mostly.


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