No Victory Party For Gingrich In Vegas

Newt Gingrich won’t be holding the traditional post-caucus victory party in Nevada tonight, and that has led some to wonder about the state of his campaign:

Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race.

An e-mail sent to reporters on Saturday morning set the Las Vegas press conference for 11 p.m. to midnight Eastern time.

Gingrich has had a rough time on the trail ahead of the Nevada Caucus, the first presidential contest in the West. Sources in or close to his campaign gave reporters incorrect information that Donald Trump would endorse Gingrich (he endorsed rival Mitt Romney). Gingrich also missed a meeting with the Silver State’s popular governor, Brian Sandoval, a Rick Perry supporter who was viewed as a possible Gingrich endorsement after Perry dropped out and endorsed the former House Speaker, according to The New York Times.

Some are wondering if this means Gingrich will announce something about the future of his campaign tonight, but it seems unlikely.

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  1. Fiona says:

    One can only hope, but I’m guessing the Fat Boy’s in it until at least Super Tuesday.

  2. The press conference is just so he can gather the reporters and demand that they “Yang chas Solo chone Wookiee!!!”

  3. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    Newt’s still running??