Gingrich to end presidential campaign on Wednesday

Dylan Stableford

Newt Gingrich will officially end his 2012 presidential campaign on Wednesday in Washington, a Gingrich spokesman told Yahoo News.

The former House Speaker, who was once considered Romney's chief rival in the 2012 race, had been expected to end his bid on Tuesday. It's unclear why he is extending his run by a day, though it could merely be due to scheduling. Late last week, Gingrich met with supporters at official campaign events in North Carolina.

At the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, President Obama joked that Gingrich would be his "likely opponent" in November: "Newt, there's still time man!"

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