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    Gingrich Will Be Late To His Own Victory Party

    Highway accident delays bus.

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    COLUMBIA, South Carolina—Newt Gingrich will be late to his own victory party after a highway accident closed Interstate 26 Eastbound between Laurens, S.C. and Columbia.

    Gingrich held a final campaign meet and greet at a restaurant in Laurens in the northwest of the state, about an hour and ten minutes' drive from the State Capital, leaving at about 6:40 to return to Columbia.

    Gingrich's bus was delayed when police and emergency response crews closed a stretch of highway to clear an apparent accident.

    He is likely to arrive at his victory party shortly after 8 p.m. — the same time he was initially scheduled to take the stage.

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