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Gingrich Senior Fundraisers Quit


Gingrich: Rode the ’94 wave.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

An official with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's campaign confirmed Tuesday that two members of the fundraising team, including the fundraising director, have left the campaign, another blow to the former House speaker's already struggling White House bid.

The departures were first reported by the Associated Press.

Jody Thomas, the campaign's fundraising director, and Mary Heitman, a fundraising consultant, are no longer a part of Gingrich's candidacy, spokesman R.C. Hammond told Hotline On Call. Their defections come less than two weeks after most of the candidate's senior staff suddenly resigned en masse, a move that raised questions about how long Gingrich's campaign can continue.

Hammond vowed that the campaign will go on. Gingrich has scheduled an appearance in Iowa this Saturday.

However, the departure of two finance staffers, 10 days before the deadline for presidential campaigns to file second quarter fundraising results, will only increase speculation that the former congressman from Georgia doesn't have enough money for the long haul.

Hammond insisted that Gingrich still has enough staffers committed to raising money "online, on paper, over the phone, and in person." More than a dozen people remain on Gingrich's campaign, Hammond said.

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