Which GOP Losers Are Drowning in Debt?
Santorum, Gingrich deeply in red, Ron Paul is debt-free
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 2:20 AM CDT
Former Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have a bit of a hole to dig out of.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum may hate the US national debt, but for now they have a much more local spending fight on their hands—their personal campaign costs. As of the end of April, Santorum had $2.3 million in debt versus just $1.3 million in cash reserves, and Gingrich was stuck with a brutal $4.8 million in debt but only $807,000 in cash, reports Politico.

Both campaigns are reportedly hoping for help with their debt from Mitt Romney, as he helped Tim Pawlenty when he dropped out of the GOP race, but so far nothing has been announced. The one GOP candidate sitting pretty? Ron Paul, of course, who has $2 million in the bank and no debt.

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getherdone
May 21, 2012 10:43 AM CDT
Three stooges in this picture, Larry, Curly and Moe...
NotTooSerious
May 21, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
The loudest talkers turned out to be the most incompetent... Except for Romney who just has too much money in comparison.
Observer
May 21, 2012 8:31 AM CDT
Too bad for Frothy and Newtshit - Their arrogance and pride will cost them. Maybe robot Callista can turn a few tricks to help Newt out.