Gingrich to Hold Post-Nevada Presser

Posted: Feb 04, 2012 3:24 PM
Instead of the traditional party, Newt Gingrich plans to hold a press conference following the results of tonight's Nevada caucuses.

An e-mail sent to reporters on Saturday morning set the Las Vegas press conference for 11 p.m. to midnight Eastern time. It will be held at the Venetian, a hotel run by Sheldon Adelson, who has donated millions of dollars to the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future.

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.

This has fueled speculation that Gingrich may make a major announcement about the future of his campaign. He's facing an uphill battle against frontrunner Mitt Romney and the next slate of primaries, the Nevada Caucuses included, aren't looking too friendly for Gingrich.