Two days later, Blunt thanks Gingrich for support

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) took to Twitter Thursday to thank former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) for backing his bid to become a senator; two days after Gingrich extended the olive branch.

Considering Twitter allows users to reply to messages instantaneously, Blunt's reply comes a little bit late for its standards.

Regardless, Blunt expressed thanks for Newt's support. The seventh-term congressman is the front runner in the GOP primary to replace the retiring Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) He tweeted:

Thanks Newt. RT @newtgingrich I'll be in Missouri on Thursday to support Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate. He'll be a terrific Senator.

Gingrich tweeted the original message on Tuesday afternoon. To give Blunt credit, Newt did pay a visit to the Show Me State today.

The former Republican whip will face Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) should he win the primary. Blunt also secured the backing of the National Republican Senatorial Committee shortly after he announced his candidacy.