Unless he crashes and burns in the next two days, or Newt Gingrich’s camp has some ammo we’re not aware of, Mitt Romney will be the winner of Saturday’s Republican caucuses in Nevada. In addition, The Donald was slated to show up for a midday appearance Thursday in Las Vegas to hunt for his shadow and endorse Romney’s campaign. –KA

The Washington Post:

After his strong victory in Tuesday’s Florida primary, a win in Nevada would solidify Romney’s front-runner status, demonstrating both his geographic range and the depth of his organization nationwide.

Both Romney and Gingrich plan a day of campaigning in Nevada, with Gingrich holding a morning rally at a manufacturing facility in Las Vegas and a roundtable session with Hispanics, and Romney campaigning in Las Vegas before flying to Reno for another public event.

Romney will be endorsed by business mogul Donald Trump, according to several people involved in Romney’s campaign official. The announcement will come at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time (3:30 p.m. Eastern) at Trump International, the businessman’s five-star hotel.

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