First it was a book tour, now visits to primary states. Newt's bid for the White House is officially in high gear:

Newt Gingrich (R) will visit New Hampshire later his week to meet with Republicans in the State House, according to This will be Gingrich's second visit to the state this year.

Then, Gingrich will travel to South Carolina next week to discuss his plans to improve the country's health care system, the Bluffton Island Packet reports. Gingrich's visit to the state is "part of a public relations blitz" as he tries to "build grassroots support for national health-care reform."

Facing South readers will remember that Newt said a few days ago that he was called to run to "get his message out" about conservative reform, since that message is so hard to find these days.

(Hat tip to Political Wire)