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Gingrich’s visit to Manatee-Sarasota will bring more than 2,400 rally-goers

MANATEE -- Republican primary candidate Newt Gingrich is bringing his campaign to Manatee and Sarasota counties today, and more than 2,400 people are expected to attend a rally this afternoon at Dolphin Aviation.

The rally will take place from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., said Republican Party of Sarasota County chairman Joe Gruters.

Gingrich is scheduled to address the crowd and may have a Q&A session with rally-goers, Gruters said.

“We encourage everybody regardless of political affiliation or background” to attend the rally, said Gruters.

“We’re trying to have a positive event,” he noted. “Anybody that is disruptive or that won’t allow us to have a peaceful rally” will be asked to leave.

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