Newt Gingrich Charges $50 Photo As Campaign StrugglesSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 11:34
Newt Gingrich Charges $50 Photo As Campaign Struggles
Newt Gingrich is now charging $50 to take a photo with him in order to raise campaign funds, reports the National Journal. The Gingrich campaign is now $1.6 million in debt.
By Ros Krasny, Reuters / March 27, 2012
Newt Gingrich's Southern strategy to get back into the race for the Republican presidential nomination has collapsed, and his campaign is in the red, but the former US House of Representatives speaker is marching on.
In Delaware Monday, Gingrich started charging $50 to anyone who wanted to take a photo with him following a campaign speech to Republicans.
"Some campaigns make you travel all the way to Wall Street to pay $2,500 for a photo with a candidate," a Gingrich spokesman told the National Journal, which broke the story. "We are trying out a new tactic and asking our supporters at our rallies for a nominal donation. And guess what, it is working."
Gingrich has about $1.6 million in debts, according to his last campaign finance report.