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COUNTDOWN Newt Scrambles for Campaign Money Stephen Morton / AP Photo

Newt Scrambles for Campaign Money

Newt Gingrich is up big in Iowa in The Washington Post's latest poll, but can he raise enough money for the long haul? Having been one of the weakest fundraisers in the race, Gingrich is now scrambling to get his act together. On Monday he held a fundraiser and news conference at Manhattan’s Union League Club—an old-school gentlemen’s club popular among wealthy conservatives—followed by private meetings with potential donors. He then moved on to make his campaign debut before the weekly “Monday Meeting” at the Grand Hyatt, which generally draws a mixed crowd of rich conservatives and intellectuals known for their fundraising prowess.

December 5, 2011 11:52 PM