Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will become the third Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection.
Service protection begins as early as Wednesday, according to a source from the Gingrich campaign.
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A spokesperson with the U.S. Secret Service would not confirm or comment on any details, deliberations or assessments related to providing service protection for Gingrich or any presidential candidate.
The Gingrich campaign submitted paperwork requesting Secret Service protection in late February. Until now the former House speaker was paying a private security firm to protect Gingrich and his wife at public events.
Fox News was first to report the story.
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