Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gingrich’s presidential campaign crumbles even further

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Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

He’s not done sinking yet. Not even two weeks after his entire senior campaign staff left him to twist in the wind, it’s now being reported that Republican presidential contender and quadruple-faced hack Newt Gingrich has now lost his campaign finance team to boot:

The top fundraisers for Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign have abandoned his struggling bid amid anemic fundraising and heavy spending.

Campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond is confirming to The Associated Press that fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman have left the team.

The former House speaker's campaign has been on life support since earlier this month when 16 top aides and advisers resigned en masse over disagreements with the Republican candidate.

People familiar with Gingrich's campaign spending say his fundraising has been weak since he launched his bid and that he has racked up large travel bills. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk openly about campaign inner workings.

Gingrich has insisted that he will stay in the race.

It would seem he’s just a sucker for punishment. I see no reason not to indulge him.

(via Right Wing Watch)