February 10, 2012
THE SILENCE OF THE NEWT:
Gingrich Group Looks for New Money as Big Donor Checks Stop (Julie Bykowicz, Feb 10, 2012, Bloomberg)
Posted by orrinj at February 10, 2012 4:40 PMFive losing contests later, Gingrich and Winning Our Future, an outside political action committee supporting him, are almost silent on television airwaves, offering free water and coffee at events, and revamping a fundraising strategy based largely on the support of a single wealthy backer, Sheldon Adelson, and the Las Vegas casino owner's family. [...]For now, the Adelsons don't plan to deliver another big check to float Gingrich's campaign, according to a person familiar with their deliberations. The family has donated a combined $11 million to Gingrich's super-PAC in the past two months, according to interviews and Federal Election Commission records. An Adelson spokesman declined to comment.