Gingrich fundraisers quit
June 21st, 2011
01:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich fundraisers quit

(CNN) - Top fundraisers for Republican Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned Tuesday, the campaign confirmed to CNN.

Fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman left the team. The two defections follow 16 resignations earlier in the month when top aides stepped down over disagreements with the former House Speaker.

Gingrich press secretary RC Hammond said the campaign will continue.

"Newt 2012 continues its reorganization to achieve a grassroots driven substantive solutions orientated campaign," Hammond told CNN. "We wish the members of the finance team who decided to leave the best. The campaign continues forward as committed as ever."

– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. cyberCMDR

    That's it. Without the money coming in, this campaign has been "Newt"-ered. Now it is up to the remaining clowns in the Grand Old ("The best Government money can buy") Party to provide political theater for the rest of the year.

    June 21, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. JackInNH

    18 resignations, and he still has no clue.

    June 21, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    I know it is inappropriate to take pleasure in another's misfortunes, but I may have to make an exception in Newt's case. This guy has done so much damage to so many over the years, and this is a cosmic example of what has gone around finally coming around. I especially enjoy his spin on these developments. I imagine Bill Clinton is loving this soap opera as well.

    It's OK Newt, Callista still loves you; as long as the Tiffany's account is still open!

    June 21, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. ingyandbert

    Newt, dude, take a hint!

    June 21, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. What do you Expect?

    He's a loser. He lost. The only one who thought he had a chance was him.

    Major LOSER.

    Bye-bye Newt. Go crawl back under the rock.

    June 21, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. Name

    He is wasting his time.

    June 21, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. BriSoFla

    HA HA HA! Even his fellow Repukes hate this adulterer and he's too stupid to see that he should drop out. His career is over and hopefully he'll be outta work soon (and if we're lucky BROKE for dumping money into a campaign that is going nowhere).

    June 21, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Mike

    The ship is sinking! The ship is sinking! Gee I hope the Capt. goes down with the ship.

    June 21, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Wow! What will it take for this arrogant has-been to call it quits?

    June 21, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. SightSeer

    Nobody with a fully functioning brain believes you.

    June 21, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Bemused

    Pop goes the weasel.... poor Newt. Back to publishing mockumentaries that nobody takes serious. But you still might make enough money for another cruise and an extension of Tiffany's account.

    June 21, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    If newt can not run his campaign, How can he run a country??

    June 21, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. Dave

    Re-aranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

    June 21, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. Chief Spiritual Authority of U.S. Pagans ∞

    I hope this DOB will finally just go off under a rock somewhere and finally rot

    June 21, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. Concerned Republican

    hope this DOB will finally just go off under a rock somewhere and finally rot

    June 21, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. TM

    Newt will just have to write a few more wikipedia-based books or send out a whole bunch of those infamous "business person of the year" awards where you have to pay him $1000 to get the cheap toy gavel.

    June 21, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. bcrunner

    And to think that some people want this man to be President of the United States....

    June 21, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. s

    What a idiot Newt is

    June 21, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. Kathy

    BWAHHH HA HA!!! Stick a fork in the Grand Adulterer!

    June 21, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. Terry Gloege

    Poor Newt just can't catch a break. Next thing you know the jewelry store will be cutting his credit line down to 1/4 million!!!

    June 21, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. Jay Jay

    I hope Gingrich stays in the race. And I hope Palin enters . America needs to laugh at this time in history.

    June 21, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. Joe

    newt, what the heck ya doin ?

    June 21, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Carlos

    it's oh-ver, it's ohh-verr, it's OHHHH-VERRRRRRRR!

    June 21, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. Jay Jay

    The line up of Republican hopefulls are all whacky but Gingrich and Palin are seriously funny. It's like watching Saturday Nite Live in real time when they emote.

    June 21, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  25. Flint Rock

    too bad

    June 21, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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