LAS VEGAS – Trailing in the polls here, Newt Gingrich has decided to mostly stay out of the public eye Saturday, when Nevada Republican caucus-goers will make their picks in the presidential race.
Early Saturday morning, the former Georgia congressman’s campaign finally released his public schedule. And there wasn’t much to it. Just one a news conference set for 11 p.m. Eastern Time in the Venetian hotel.
The thin public schedule is consistent with what his campaign has been doing over the past few days in Las Vegas. Gingrich has attended few public campaign events, while spending time behind the scenes raising money. He needs the cash to help sustain his efforts through Super Tuesday, when Georgia and many other delegate-rich states will hold their primaries.
In contrast, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to attend a rally in the next battleground state of Colorado Saturday afternoon before returning to Las Vegas for another rally. Texas congressman Ron Paul is planning to campaign in Minnesota, while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is campaigning in Colorado.