Newt Gingrich is losing donors, sticks foot in mouth again
We’ve spent too much time on Newt Gingrich this week, but like I said yesterday, I’m fascinated by his implosion. And in case you missed it, Gingrich’s troubles continue as campaign donors are bolting from the sinking ship:
Another Republican operative said he had spoken with an old friend of Gingrich’s in the South who had been planning a fundraiser for the campaign. There were 18 co-chairs for the event until Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday, where he labeled Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) proposed budget “radical” and “right-wing social engineering.”
“He said like 13 of them dropped off within 24 hours of ‘Meet the Press,’” the GOP source told The Huffington Post.
The full impact on Gingrich’s fundraising will not be clear until mid-July, when second-quarter reports are due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. A disappointing haul could be a knockout blow.