The Chase 2012

Newt Gingrich Loses Finance Team

According to the Associated Press, “the top fundraisers for Newt Gingrich‘s presidential campaign have abandoned his struggling bid amid anemic fundraising and heavy spending”:

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.

Gingrich parted ways with 16 of his top advisers in recent weeks when they resigned because Gingrich wanted to run as a more unconventional candidate and didn’t seem eager to the traditional behind the scenes things a modern campaign requires. Perhaps with the departure of his top fundraising staff, Gingrich will be forced to run the unconventional, asymmetrical campaign he has hinted he wants to run and  come up with a campaign model on the fly if he intends to stay in the race.

Necessity, as is often said, is the mother of all invention.


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