Newt Gingrich Shady Fundraising Pitch Tries To Scam Doctors For $5000

Rachel Maddow reported on Newt Gingrich's latest scam to raise money his American Solutions for Winning the Future, the purpose of which is to apparently fly Newt Gingrich around on private jets so he can raise more money. The pitch -- you are the
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Rachel Maddow reported on Newt Gingrich's latest scam to raise money his American Solutions for Winning the Future, the purpose of which is to apparently fly Newt Gingrich around on private jets so he can raise more money. The pitch -- you are the winner of a major award -- now send me $5000.

Sam Stein, who's mother is a doctor and apparently received one of these letters has more at The Huffington Post.

Newt Gingrich Spams Doctors: Give Me $5000 And I'll Give You A 'Prestigious' Award:

Physicians across the country were greeted these past few weeks with a mysterious fax purporting to be from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

There was some good news to share. Gingrich had settled on the 100 or so doctors who would receive his "2010 Champions of Medicine." An email informing his staff as to who had "made the cut" was pasted onto letterhead and sent to the award winners. The subsequent pages included an invitation from Gingrich's conservative group, American Solutions, to an election night event in Washington D.C., were recipients could take in returns and toast the beginning of the end of the president's health care law.

"I am having a party in Washington at the historic Ronald Reagan Building on Election Night, November 2 to honor you and a few of the others who have been selected to receive this prestigious honor," the letter from the "Desk of: Speaker Newt Gingrich" reads. "I decided to have this ceremony on Election Night for two reasons. First, I wanted you to meet a few of my close friends who will be in attendance. But most importantly, I wanted to surround myself with the best and brightest this country has to offer on the night that we set the wheels in motion to repeal Obamacare and replace it with real, meaningful reform."

Sam has much more there so go read the rest. Man, what a slimeball, but then we knew that already, didn't we?

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