12:07 pm Apr. 9, 2012
Newt Gingrich's campaign has a few events planned for New York City tonight and tomorrow, but the former speaker won't be at any of them. His wife Callista will be making appearances at two Christian schools and two Republican clubs, according to the public schedule emailed by the campaign today.
The Gingriches, who have taken to appearing separately in recent months, have struggled to revive interest in his campaign since the big win in South Carolina, after which Rick Santorum effectively became the conservative candidate of choice and made the primary a two-man contest with Mitt Romney.
Gingrich has scaled back his campaign in recent weeks, saying he would only participate in states that could help in his eventual goal of denying Romney the nomination and forcing a brokered convention.
One of Gingrich's local supporters, former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, told me last week that the campaign would be playing in New York—which has 95 delegates up for grabs—and that Newt has a "blistering" schedule planned for the state.
Callista will give a closed-press address at The King's College in midtown tonight, and then visit the Geneva School, a private Christian school, tomorrow morning. In the afternoon, she'll give a speech to the Women's National Republican Club, and then an evening address to the Metropolitan Republican Club.
Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, will be in North Carolina.