KENNEWICK, Wash. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich urged his followers to hit social media channels to spread the message, "Newt(equals)$2.50 gasoline."
Several hundred people came to a campaign stop Thursday by the former House speaker in Kennewick.
Gingrich pledged to open federal lands and offshore areas to oil drilling, saying it would be just one step toward moving America to energy independence. He also said the economy would begin to improve on election night when it's clear President Barack Obama has been defeated.
Gingrich is in a crowded primary race with Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, and all plan to visit the state in advance of Washington's nonbinding caucus on March 3.
Gingrich is traveling to Spokane and Idaho later Thursday and will be in western Washington on Friday.
- Amish country bristles at ‘Mafia’...
- For the first time in American history,...
- You'll never believe where your bottled water...
- Doug Robinson: When did Missouri turn into...
- Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system
- Ebola has 'upper hand,' says US official
- Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s...
- Miley Cyrus about VMA success: 'I'm in...
- For the first time in American history,... 24
- Obama faces tough options in Iraq and... 23
- Obama administration announces new... 19
- Rev. Al Sharpton plays prominent role... 15
- Doug Robinson: When did Missouri turn... 15
- Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common... 14
- Obama back at White House after summer... 14
- Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown... 13