Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is set for a campaign stop in the Tri-Cities on Thursday, a local GOP official told the Herald.
Santorum, a former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, is seeking the Republican nomination for president in a campaign field that also includes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Santorum will swing through Washington on Thursday for a second round of campaigning before the Republican caucuses Saturday.
Santorum visited Western Washington earlier this month. This will be his first Tri-Cities visit.
Benton County Republican Chairman Patrick McBurney said the location and time of Santorum's rally have yet to be confirmed, but it likely will be after 5 p.m. in Pasco.
Paul and Gingrich also have campaigned in the Tri-Cities within the last several days, and Romney's campaign sent his son Josh Romney to Kennewick last week.