Tuesday is a big day for primaries. Five states are up for grabs Tuesday, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island. Newt Gingrich has spent the last week focusing on Delaware, the second smallest state in the country. For a candidate whose campaign is over four million dollars in debt a state where one may drive from one end to the other in less than two hours seems like a dream come true. Gingrich announced Monday that he may have to “reassess” his campaign. In fact, the rumors are flying that as fast as social media can share that Gingrich will be dropping out by the end of the week.
The First State has been filled with the buzz of the Gingrich campaign, many Republicans so excited to be wooed by a presidential candidate, they could care less how close Gingrich is to dropping out, or that his company, Gingrich Group LLC, is declaring bankruptcy.
Gingrich is hoping to lay claim to the 17 delegates the state has to offer.
Gingrich’s Secret Service detail remains by his side, costing taxpayers over $40,000 a day while the candidate stays in the race. Gingrich claims that he is only getting what all candidates are legally supposed to have.
“I mean, I am a candidate. We have exactly what we are legally supposed to have. Nothing more and nothing less,” Gingrich told NBC News.
Where is Ron Paul’s Secret Service detail?
Gingrich has pulled surprising tricks in Delaware as well. One email tells possible delegates of an unplanned meeting held at the last minute on Monday. If someone wanted to be a delegate or an alternate for the Republican Party in New Castle, this meeting should be attended. The meeting ended up being a surprise Gingrich campaign event.
This writer has been told the Delaware GOP is “strong-arming Gingrich on the people”. The Delaware GOP may not be so pleased when the bankrupt candidate they pushed so hard to promote on the state drops out.
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