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March 27, 2012

Gingrich Begins Charging $50 for Photos at Events ~ Oh my Gosh!

Gingrich Begins Charging $50 for Photos at Events

National Journal

HOCKESSIN, Del. – In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican groups here in the northernmost part of the state.

It was the first time that the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photos of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign’s website,

On Monday night, those paying for a photograph were also told they could find their photos on Gingrich’s website, after they had filled out a form providing their credit card information.

The campaign limped out of the month of February posting more debt than cash on hand. And poor showings in the recent primaries of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama – all southern states Gingrich had once expressed optimism he could win – are likely to not help any fundraising pushes.

Gingrich held only one public event on Monday – in Hockessin, located in a state that votes on Apr. 24. He was scheduled to travel to North Carolina on Wednesday, but that trip was cancelled today in favor of campaigning in the Washington D.C. area. The speaker will spend his next two days there and in Maryland before heading to Wisconsin at the end of the week.

Wild Thing's comment......

WOW just wow. His ego willl not allow him to get out of the race and he can't afford to stay in. He is a mess.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 27, 2012 02:45 AM


Gingich is deeper in debt morally than he is financially.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 27, 2012 01:03 PM

Tom, you said exactly what he is....I agree.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 28, 2012 01:53 AM