Weigel

Newt’s Running Out of Money

We can tell from looking at a campaign schedule that’s light on pricey primary state trips and heavy on Georgia and D.C. appearances. We can also tell from this :

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.

If this is right, Gingrich is likely to come out of the fundraising quarter in worse shape than Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and everyone else who’s not Gary Johnson.*

*Fine, fine, or Buddy Roemer.

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