Newt Gingrich to campaign at Chattanooga airport tonight

Authored By James Harrison

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Chattanooga Monday evening, when he will appear at a rally at the Chattanooga Airport. 

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hanger Two at TAC Air, and it is free and open to the public. Following campaign events in Kingsport and Knoxville, the rally will be Gingrich’s final event before voters in Tennessee and nine other states go to the polls on Super Tuesday.  

The stop is Gingrich’s second in Chattanooga in less than one week. Last Tuesday, the candidate held a $1,000 per person fundraiser at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, followed by a public rally in Dalton, Ga

Gingrich, who currently leads polls in his home state of Georgia, has recently climbed to third in polling among Tennessee voters. A Rasmussen poll released Sunday showed the candidate favored by 18 percent of Tennesseans, behind Mitt Romney with 30 percent and Rick Santorum with 34 percent. 

Neither Romney nor Rep. Ron Paul have announced visits to the Chattanooga area at this time. 

Organizers with the Gingrich campaign suggested attendees show up as early as 6:15 p.m.

Updated @ 7:44 a.m. on 03/05/12 to correct a grammatical error.
Updated @ 9:09 a.m. on 03/05/12 to add more information as it became available.