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Newtie's peeps are leaving in droves.
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.
Gingrich has insisted that he will not abandon his troubled bid and will continue fighting for the Republican nomination for president "no matter what it takes." He's revamping his campaign, given the series of departures.
Look at the power we have over the inner workings of the Gingrich campaign. Nicole Belle recently wrote: Sign Of Things To Come: Gingrich Aides Resign En Masse Looks like she was correct. I haven't seen Newt on The O'Reilly Factor since his "Ryan's Medicare plan is right wing social engineering" MTP performance and he was a fixture on BillO's show. That's something that's hard to go back on because he's no amateur when it comes to being on TV. I doubt he'll be on any time soon.
Now Gingrich has been reduced to scheduling events within driving distance of his home.
At least for now, the disgraced former Speaker insists he’s going to stay in the race, but his willingness to keep trying is irrelevant. He has no campaign operation, no financial resources, no work ethic, and no popularity.
Come on, Steve. You just don't understand Newt these days. Well, nobody does these days.