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Primary Day Already a Disaster for Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich prepares to address the Republican National Committee's State Chairman's meeting on May 11, 2010 in National Harbor, Maryland.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, (L), is assisted by Jack Hanna (R), director of the Columbus, Ohio, zoo, while holding a two-month-old Bengal tiger during a visit by Hanna to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC 27 June. Hanna brought several animals for the visit, including a boa constrictor and a red-tailed hawk. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Even though his continued presence in the GOP race is clearly just an excuse to visit zoos around the country on Sheldon Adelson’s dime, a planned Gingrich campaign stop at the Birmingham Zoo today has been canceled “as a precaution after reviewing weather reports,” according to a Gingrich press release.