Romney scheduled Thursday rally in WPB

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)  Before scooping up some big bucks at a Palm Beach fundraiser Thursday evening, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney will hold a rally at noon at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

The event was announced Wednesday morning by Romney's campaign.

Newt Gingrich will also be raising money in South Florida on Thursday night at an event in Miami.

Gingrich also plans a public "grass-roots" event in Miami early Friday morning, followed by a midday appearance in Orlando for the opening of his Florida headquarters before heading to South Carolina to campaign for the Palmetto State's Jan. 21 primary.

  • George Bennett, The Palm Beach Post