Gingrich's first quarter haul
April 20th, 2011
09:35 AM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich's first quarter haul

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich raised $53,000 for his political action committee, American Solutions, in the first three months of 2011, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

The PAC brought in $34,000 in March, bringing its total haul to $790,000 since its creation in 2009. That figure pales in comparison to the money raised through Gingrich's political group, or so-called 527 committee that allows him to build a political operation outside the Federal Election Commission. His group American Solutions for Winning the Future raised $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Federal law bars Gingrich from using money raised by either of these committees in a possible presidential bid.

Although the PAC is able to contribute directly to candidates, the FEC report showed the PAC did not monetarily assist candidates in 2011.

The former Georgia Congressman filed paperwork with the IRS in March to form a fundraising committee to "explore" the possibility of a presidential bid. He has said he will make a "final" decision about a bid for the White House in May.

Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    You forgot to pont out that while the individual limit is $2500, his PAC can donate unlimited anonymous amounts as a "corporation" according to "Citizen's United".

    April 20, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. CNNLover

    Really? People aren't dying to contribute to a cheating, multiple divorce 90's hasbeen like Newt?

    April 20, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  3. Rsprings

    He is not going to run..he is playing the same game as Palin...Keep you face in front of the Cameras...speak at events, sell books, make money...influence where you can.

    April 20, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. TEXAN

    He won`t stay dead !!!!! Just keeps "kicking the dirt off".

    April 20, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. once upon a horse

    I think ol' Newtie's folks are looking at the polls and right now he's not very high on any of them. His past is still going to be an issure with the real religious right folks that may believe in forgiveness but also claim to very high on morality. Plus his flp-flopping on things like Libya didn't help him either. Of course he only did that because the GOP is not supposed to support Obama on ANYTHING he does, but it also shows a person that can't make up his mind on an important issue. His opponents on the right plus those on the left would eat him alive on such things.

    April 20, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  6. OneMoreTime

    Don't worry, his buddy Sheldon Adelson will kick in another purported 7M. This is what you call burning the candle
    at both ends. Those pseudo-christians on one end, and Las Vegas on the other.

    April 20, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    One is a slush fund for when he's feeling really patriotic and working really hard for his country.....

    April 20, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. fayse

    The list of the GOP possible candidates are either has beens or losers or both. I am surprised that McCain is trying again. I guess he, at least, learned his lesson. America does not want has beens, losers, cheaters or blowhards for President.

    April 20, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |