Gingrich Delays This Week's Raleigh Campaign Appearance

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich won't be coming to North Carolina after all this week.

A spokeswoman for the former House speaker's campaign in North Carolina on Monday called Gingrich's change of plans a postponement, not a cancellation. Karen Rotterman said the visit will be rescheduled. She didn't have any information on reasons for the delay.

Gingrich had been scheduled to visit the Raleigh area on Wednesday -- less than six weeks before the May 8 presidential preference primary.

Gingrich currently sits in third place in the number of committed delegates to the convention, behind front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Gingrich has said he will run for the nomination all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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