Gin­grich asks for small sums to sus­tain GOP bid

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

NEW OR­LEANS | Newt Gin­grich is ask­ing sup­port­ers for do­na­tions as small as $2.50 to keep his GOP pres­i­den­tial cam­paign go­ing.

The for­mer House speaker told a New Or­leans au­di­ence Fri­day that he can’t raise as much money as fron­trun­ner Mitt Rom­ney can. But he said he is gain­ing 500 to 1,000 new donors a day. He said many of them give small but that he wel­comes amounts that might lead to larger con­tri­bu­tions later.

Mr. Gin­grich is ask­ing for do­na­tions in mul­ti­ples of $2.50. That’s the amount he claims a gal­lon of gaso­line will cost if he be­comes pres­i­dent.

Mr. Gin­grich prom­ises to pro­mote Louisiana’s en­ergy, tourism and seafood in­dus­tries. He says he and his wife, Cal­lista, lunched on crab at Gala­toire’s res­tau­rant in New Or­leans.

The Louisiana pri­mary is March 24.

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