Newt Gingrich Finances Cause More Staff Defections

Two fundraisers from Newt Gingrich's campaign have resigned, citing Gingrich's excessive debt. Total defections so far for the self-proclaimed candidate: 18. Unnamed officials familiar with the details of his campaign say:

the former Georgia lawmaker racked up massive travel bills but money had only trickled in since he got into the race earlier this spring.
These officials said that he is at least $1 million in debt.

Gingrich could use his own money to keep going. He is brushing off the departures as "gossip," saying "No one has a clue why they left."

I don't think the "why" matters, given the number of quitters. When 18 people leave a campaign, it's fairly obvious there's something very wrong.

Time to fold Newt. No one's paying attention to your campaign because you are old news with no recent accomplishments and a past record of taking the worst positions on policy. Do we even need to mention his personal life?

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    Yup. It was a long con, not a campaign (none / 0) (#2)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 10:30:55 AM EST

    [TL is paying attention, Newt.] (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 11:08:00 AM EST
    Can we coin this... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 02:03:42 PM EST
    "pulling a Trump"?

    Amazing, isn't it? (none / 0) (#4)
    by NYShooter on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 12:31:08 PM EST
    This is what passes for an "intellectual" in the septic tank known as the Republican Party.

    And yet, what does it say about the American public? That such unabashed, sadistic, mentally deformed charlatans win elections.

    Well (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 02:18:14 PM EST
    I don't think it means much about the American public but if it means anything it's in a good way because Gingrich is pretty much reviled everywhere outside of a some Republicans circles.

    Sounds Like He Has to Stick Around... (none / 0) (#5)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 12:55:13 PM EST
    ... to raise a million.  Newt doesn't seem like the kind to think he should flip the bill.

    I can't say that I don't like what an epoch joke he has become, even among republicans.  How he manages to make a very good living is a mystery to me.  I guess their are suckers that will by anything stamped 'jesus'.