Newt Tries to Get on Utah Ballot ... Bounces Check

Cash problems hound Gingrich's dying campaign
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 6:42 AM CDT
Updated Apr 11, 2012 7:30 AM CDT
In this April 2, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, waits to speak at a campaign stop in Frederick, Md.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
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(Newser) – He was hoping for a bounce in the polls, but the only thing bouncing in Utah was Newt Gingrich's $500 application fee to get on the primary ballot, reports the Salt Lake City Tribune. Worse—when Utah officials tried to get in touch with Gingrich's local office, there was no response from the phone numbers or email addresses provided on the application. Gingrich has until April 20 to sort things out if he wants to get on the ballot there.

Gingrich has largely run a tight campaign (save for those multimillion dollar donations from Sheldon Adelson), and he Sunday admitted to using "a little bit" of his own money to offset the campaign's $4.5 million in debt, reports Politico. Other signs of Gingrich money problems include his health care think tank filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week. But there's always Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion to pay Gingrich to just go away.

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