Gingrich charging supporters $50 for a photo op

Desperation in the Gingrich camp? It's hard to spin this any other way than the candidate is nearly broke and needs to raise money any way he can. National Journal: "Some campaigns make you travel all the way to Wall Street to pay $2,500 for a photo with a candidate," a Gingrich spokesman said in an e-mail. "We are trying out a new tactic and asking our supporters at our rallies for a nominal donation. And guess what, it is working." It was the first time that the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photos of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, Newt.org. On Monday night, those paying for a photograph were also told they could find their photos on Gingrich's website, after they had filled out a form providing their credit card information. The campaign limped out of the month of February...(Read Full Post)

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