Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is scheduled to hold a public rally at Belmont University on Wednesday at 8 p.m., according to his campaign.
The rally at Belmont's Curb Event Center will mark the second visit to Nashville by a Republican primary candidate this week, as the March 6 Super Tuesday looms. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich held a public rally  on the State Capitol's east lawn on Monday.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is currently the frontrunner of the four-man race for Tennessee Republican delegates, according to the latest Vanderbilt University poll.
Santorum campaign regional director Matthew Wills said secret service agents would be accompanying the senator but rally attendees wouldn't be screened. Santorum will address the crowd, but there wouldn't be much “interaction” with the crowd, according to Wills.
Also on Santorum's Wednesday schedule is a rally in Knoxville and a private fundraiser at car dealer Lee Beaman's home.
The Curb Event Center hosted a presidential debate in 2008 between President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.