Update: The New York Times reports Trump will endorse Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich Awaits a Flashy New Endorsement
By TRIP GABRIEL
RENO, Nev. — Newt Gingrich swept into Nevada on Wednesday trailing far behind Mitt Romney in state polls and lacking much campaign organization, but he can boast of a flashy new endorsement: Donald Trump will announce his support of Mr. Gingrich on Thursday in Las Vegas, according to a senior campaign official.
That nod may mitigate the early impression of disarray in the Gingrich campaign in Nevada, evident as he hit the ground after a daunting defeat in the Florida primary and immediately became embroiled in a dust-up over a canceled meeting with Nevada’s governor.
Mr. Gingrich said he scratched the meeting with Gov. Brian Sandoval in Carson City on Wednesday because it conflicted with a rally at a Reno brew pub, where he arrived at 1:30 p.m. to meet a boisterous, tightly packed crowd of supporters.
Mr. Sandoval’s office, however, said the meeting was supposed to take place at 11:30 a.m. at a location about a 40-minute drive from the brew pub, suggesting that Mr. Gingrich could easily have made both engagements.
Newt is in total campaign disarray.