Fox News’ Brit Hume Asks Newt Gingrich If He Is ‘Go[ing] Broke’
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox News Sunday today, and he was equally candid and honest about his chances of getting the GOP nomination at this point, as well as the tough financial situation he finds himself in currently with the campaign. Brit Hume asked Gingrich if it looks like they might go broke, but Gingrich denied that, saying whatever money troubles he has are not that bad.
Hume cited a figure suggesting Gingrich is roughly $4.5 million in debt, which Gingrich said was slightly too high a figure. However, he did say that the campaigns owes much more than he had expected, especially when he factors in the “brawl” that ended up happening in Florida. He admitted that it’s hard to run a successful campaign against Mitt Romney and his powerful finances, but following the race what he has to do is hold fundraisers and such in order to pay off the debt, like Hillary Clinton had to following the 2008 race.
He did mention he still has the potential to pull off impressive showings in Delaware and North Carolina, and he’s had people on the campaign trail asking him to stay in the race. So now it appears Gingrich’s main purpose in staying in is to create a more “idea-oriented Republican party.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of Fox News:
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