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Gingrich campaign reports shows he’s millions behind Romney

by Jane Musgrave | January 31st, 2012

CELEBRATION — A constant critic of his millionaire opponent’s wild spending, Newt Gingrich raised nearly $10 million in the last three months of last year but ended 2011 about $1.2 million in debt, according to a campaign finance report filed today.

The Associated Press said the report showed the GOP presidential candidate started the year with about $2 million in the bank.

A Gingrich spokesman said roughly half came from people who gave more than $250 while the other half was from those who gave $250 or less.

“We are a campaign of small dollar donations,” R.C. Hammond told reporters as the former House speaker wrapped up his election day campaigning. Hammond said about 200,000 small-dollar donations have been made to the campaign this year.

His campaign told the Associated Press that the campaign has raised about $5 million since Gingrich’s surprise victory in South Carolina earlier this month.

All candidates have to file their reports by midnight. Reports filed by Gingrich’s chief rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, weren’t available. As of Sept. 30, Romney had raised $32.6 million, compared to Gingrich’s $2.9 million.


3 Responses to “Gingrich campaign reports shows he’s millions behind Romney”

  1. Lee Richards Says:

    The next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

  2. Tim Russert Says:

    Well, it’s obvious Florida’s Republicans still don’t get it.
    How can so many be so ignorant?

  3. REALITY Says:

    Thanks to a right leaning Supreme court it appears even the Presidency is for sale anymore.
    We saw the Gov. office sell for 70 million here in Fla. I guess now we will get to see what it takes to buy the GOP nomination.

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