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AP source: Donald Trump intends to endorse Newt Gingrich's presidential bid
RENO, Nev. (AP) ' A source close to Newt Gingrich's campaign says real estate mogul and reality show star Donald Trump intends to endorse Gingrich's GOP presidential bid.
Trump is set to announce his support Thursday in Las Vegas, where Gingrich is campaigning in advance of Nevada's Republican caucuses on Saturday.
Trump's backing would bring the former House speaker a blitz of media attention heading into the contest and following his defeat in Florida.
Trump announced Wednesday that he was to make news in the presidential race but did not say what it was.
Asked about the possible endorsement Wednesday in Reno, Nev., Gingrich said he had "no idea what the Donald is going to do."
The source was not authorized to speak for the campaign and spoke on condition of anonymity.