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Newt Gingrich In Town Today to Hit Up Wealthy Republicans for Much-Needed Campaign Cash

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Things are moving at a whirlwind pace for GOP Presidential candidate hopeful Newt Gingrich, who will make a stop in Los Angeles today as part of a three-day eight fundraiser tour of California. The main purpose for Gingrich's Southland sojourn is to raise some much-needed cash for what Politico calls his "campaign’s dwindling bank account."

This afternoon, Gingrich will be at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant in South El Monte to take part in a Hispanic Leadership Event. Following that, he will head to Pasadena for a reception at the historic Castle Green.

His trip to California is being called a "detour" on the campaign trail because our primary isn't until June, and his visit is motivated by a need to seek out wealthy Republican donors in the Golden State, notes the NY Times.

Gingrich and his fellow Republican presidential bidders are about to face the March 6 primary known as "Super Tuesday." Results have been on the grim side for Gingrich of late, with Rick Santorum taking a spree of recent primaries, and others going to Mitt Romney.

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Today the Washington Post reports one publication has made a "harsh assessment" of Gingrich's campaign: "The National Review wants former House speaker Newt Gingrich to call it quits."