Gingrich charging supporters $50 per photo

By David Edwards
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:33 EDT
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Newt and Callista Gingrich with a supporter in New Orleans (Newt.org)
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Newt Gingrich’s cash-starved campaign has begun charging supporters $50 to have a photograph taken with the Republican presidential candidate.

“Some campaigns make you travel all the way to Wall Street to pay $2,500 for a photo with a candidate,” a Gingrich spokesperson told National Journal on Monday.

“We are trying out a new tactic and asking our supporters at our rallies for a nominal donation. And guess what, it is working.”

The campaign has also promised to publish the photos on their website if supporters fill out a form providing credit card information.

The latest campaign finance reports showed that the former House Speaker’s presidential bid was about $1.6 million in debt. Funds have also begun drying up at the pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future super PAC.

Photo: Newt.org

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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