Newt Gingrich, a potential 2012 presidential contender, will be campaigning for Tim Scott today. You’re welcome to spend the $500 a piece for the event, but let us be honest — Scott has this one in the bag.

The event is from 3-4 p.m. Friday at Tristan Restaurant, 55 South Market St.

Sponsor tickets are $2,000. Individual tickets are $500. There’s apparently limited seating. Contact the state party for more details.