Gingrich raises $800,000 in third quarter
October 15th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich raises $800,000 in third quarter

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign raised over $800,000 in the third quarter and spent nearly $777,000, leaving the former Speaker of the House with $353,416 in cash-on-hand funds.

The GOP candidate’s financial report, filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission, shows the Gingrich campaign owing $1,192,865 in outstanding debt.

Gingrich did not make any contributions of his own money to the campaign, according to the filing.

In a statement, Gingrich's campaign pointed out some bright spots in the fundraising report, including support coming from new donors.

In total, Gingrich has raised nearly $2.9 million in his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, and has spent over $2.5 million.

The highest expenditures for Gingrich’s third-quarter campaigning were website development, salaries and telemarketing, according to the filing.

In the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, encompassing surveys taken October 3-10, 6% of Republican voters identified Gingrich as their choice for the presidential nominee.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. B

    Someone, please tell this has-been Hack to go back in the attic.

    This guy doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain.

    October 15, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. thomas

    Cnn , is this more acceptable ?
    I apologize for my last remarks made out of anger .

    No Way ,
    What a scam !

    Newt owes 2 million in dept . Now Rep. Michele Bachmann’s is 2 million in dept ?

    The press needs to ask these two big spenders about the parallel between the economic debt crisis and there own campaign finance strategy !

    Could CNN please make public what banks our providing such a credit line !

    October 15, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Switters

    Maybe now he can pay off his bill at Tiffany's.............

    October 15, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Not to worry Newt. Write a book – maybe about adultry or dishonorable service as Speaker of the House. Conservatives will buy it if you blame it on President Obama and sell it on Fox News.

    October 15, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. CBR

    The figures noted in this blog do not make much sense. it does appear that Mr. Gingrich has overspent and now has a deficit. He is a very savvy politician and yet he does not see that his candidacy is not getting the support he needs.

    October 15, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. Bill

    That ought to be enough for at least a few more private jet charters Newt. Amazing how all these candidates are carping about fiscal responsibility and they are all spending more that they have raised. One exception might be Mittens.

    October 15, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  7. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    Another GOP candidate in debt, so much for handling our money when they can't even manage their own. Hypocrites!

    October 15, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  8. ED FL

    Hey Newty your cash isn't enough to keep your tiffany account valid and for sure it is not enough for you to dump this wife and find another mistress. You are and always will be a loser. You deservre it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. Alex

    Umm yeah Ron Paul $8,000,000 by every 100,000 donors, I don't see that headline anywhere on CNN.

    October 15, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    The ginGRINCH will NOT dip into his own money. He's out there just to use donor money and when it's all gone and no more is coming in, he'll quit!!

    October 15, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  11. nytw

    Newt Gingrich is the problem not the solution. Why would anyone, conservative, liberal, or independent even consider supporting anyone who has been bilking the American tax payers his entire career.

    October 15, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  12. tamara reina

    This article clearly states that most presidents use this method to gain power their election.

    October 15, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  13. sick of republican phonies

    Newt can still get his chippie a nice piece of jewelry at Tiffany's with the left over money- he won't need to use his credit line.

    October 15, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  14. ahetch

    Just ad it all to his Tiffany bill. this old guy is hilarious.

    October 15, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  15. Chuk

    This fool must be delusional when he started this fiasco of a campaign thinking he would get the nomination of the Republican party with all his personal issues.

    October 15, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  16. steven harnack

    So the supposedly smart Republican is 600 grand in the red? Oh yeah, he's also the one who said that he doesn't have to live by the same standards that he demands of everyone else.

    October 15, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  17. BeverlyNC

    Why all this wasted space on Republicans? They have NO ONE who is a credible leader and NONE have any grassroots support because their only donors are corporations and a handful of billionaires.
    How about a story on the corrupt Koch brothers being caught doing secret, illegal business with IRAN? That is treason and they are using that money to fund and influence the Republican Party. How about THAT story CNN? That is real news and matters a lot when these men run retreats for Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia, pour millions into local judge elections, and corrupt our election system. Money running our elections is bad enough but corrupt money from an enemy nation is pure treason and should have to be returned.

    October 15, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  18. kristigibs

    Why was this news worthy? lol

    October 15, 2011 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  19. Lando

    Gingrich....Gingpoor
    Very few stupid Republibans support you...wake up to reality....go and vanish..no one will miss you.....

    October 15, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  20. If I had a penny for every stupid Republican

    Donors are pouring their money down a rat hole. The head rat will live large off their money.

    October 16, 2011 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  21. Greg Weston

    If they gave my kid this math problem, I wouldn't be able to figure it out:

    Newt Gingrich has raised nearly $2.9 million in his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, and has spent over $2.5 million. The Gingrich campaign has $353,416 in cash-on-hand, and owes $1,192,865 in outstanding debt.

    How is this possible?

    October 16, 2011 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  22. Dennis, Millbrae CA

    A Republican candidate running a deficit?!? I'm shocked! :-)

    October 16, 2011 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  23. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Lizard is broke.

    October 16, 2011 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  24. Diana

    This man's wife will be a hindrance to him.

    She resembles a plastic and very carefully made up Barbie doll.

    October 16, 2011 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  25. Anonymous

    Give it up while you can Newt, you're done! Obama 2012

    October 16, 2011 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
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