Unlike election cycles in the past, this year we are seeing a steady stream of GOP contenders coming to the Tri Cities.

Last Friday, Ron Paul's townhall in Richland,  earlier this week Josh Romney campaigning for dad Mitt, and now Newt Gingrich is popping through Kennewick as part of an Eastern Washington swing that will include Spokane.  His event is slated for Thursday February 23rd at the Columbia Center Red Lion at 11am. While the public is welcome,  his staffers do ask that people register for the event at his website.