Associated Press: ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich's top two fundraising advisers resigned on Tuesday, and officials said the Republican candidate's hobbling presidential campaign carried more than $1 million in debt.
The departures of fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman were the latest blow for the former House speaker who watched 16 top advisers abandon his campaign en masse earlier this month, partly because of what people familiar with the campaign spending described as a dire financial situation.
These people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the campaign inner workings, said 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. The current fundraising quarter ends June 30, and Gingrich will have to disclose his campaign finances by July 15. He is personally wealthy and could fund his campaign out of his own pocket, at least in the short term, to keep his campaign afloat. [MORE]This is just so sad. Newt's campaign reminds me of a mortally wounded animal that does not have the good sense to lay still and quietly accept its inevitable fate. If this level of chaos and drama is what Newt Gingrich brings to the table, then he really needs to pack it in now. This sad sack performance will never be able to withstand the onslaught Obama and his media minions have in store for the GOP nominee.
Thankfully, if the survival of Team Newt means Newt has to dip into his own pocket, then there maybe hope this wounded beast will find the good sense to lay still and accept his fate. Stick a fork in this guy, he is done.
Via: Associated Press