100 Tea Party Leaders Will Endorse Newt

Leaders to announce coalition today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Newt Gingrich holds a town hall meeting with his wife Callista Gingrich at Mutts BBQ on January 18, 2012 in Easley, South Carolina.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's a big day for Newt Gingrich: After news of his surge in South Carolina and an endorsement from Rick Perry, the Daily Caller reports that he can also expect backing from 100 Tea Party leaders. The leaders, who represent 25 states, will announce a coalition supporting Gingrich today: Tea Partiers With Newt. "My sense is there is a growing coalition behind Newt Gingrich," says a South Carolina Tea Party leader. Of course, it's not all good news today; there's also that little matter of that interview with Gingrich's ex-wife, Marianne... (Read more Tea Party stories.)

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