(CNN) – Newt Gingrich shrugged off a $500 bounced check from his campaign Wednesday, saying the mistake was "one of those goofy things."
A Utah election official confirmed Wednesday the check, meant to pay a fee associated with appearing on the state's primary ballot, had bounced.
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"That check was drawn in December," Gingrich said after a campaign event in Delaware. "The account actually was closed by the time they processed it. It wasn't a question of money - that particular bank account was closed."
Gingrich explained further that his campaign transitioned to a different bank at the beginning of the year. His campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said the organization would send a new check in order to appear on the ballot in Utah's June 26 primary.
According to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune, which was confirmed by Utah Director of Elections Mark Thomas, an agent for Gingrich's campaign filed paperwork along with the check in March.
The state was later notified by the bank that Gingrich's check bounced.
The Tribune report noted that Thomas' office attempted to contact Gingrich's campaign using the phone number and email listed on the filing application, but had not received a response.
- CNN's Jim Acosta, Paul Steinhauser and Shannon Travis contributed to this report.