Want a Pic With Newt? That'll Be $50

Gingrich starts charging for photos

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 27, 2012 7:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A picture might be worth 1,000 words, but a picture with Newt Gingrich is now worth 50 clams: As of yesterday, the candidate is charging supporters $50 to take a picture with him. In the past, a campaign staffer had been taking pictures of Gingrich and attendees at his campaign events—for free—and posting them to the campaign website. But at last night's Delaware speech, supporters first had to fill out a credit card form, the National Journal reports. The resulting pictures will still be posted to Newt.org. In another sign that Gingrich's campaign is practically dead in the water, print media pulled its last two embedded reporters from it.

A young boy walks away after having his shirt signed by Newt Gingrich during a campaign stop in Hockessin, Del., Monday, March 26, 2012. Wonder how much that cost him?
A young boy walks away after having his shirt signed by Newt Gingrich during a campaign stop in Hockessin, Del., Monday, March 26, 2012. Wonder how much that cost him?   (AP Photo/Jessica Kourkounis)
Newt Gingrich, right, shakes hands with a supporter during a campaign stop in Hockessin, Del., Monday, March 26, 2012.
Newt Gingrich, right, shakes hands with a supporter during a campaign stop in Hockessin, Del., Monday, March 26, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jessica Kourkounis)
Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference March 24, 2012 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference March 24, 2012 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.   (Getty Images)
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