Last week it was revealed that Newt Gingrich’s recent absence from the airwaves was due to a significant lack of funds, as major financier Sheldon Adelson has locked away his checkbook for the time being. With no intention of giving up the race for the GOP nomination, Gingrich has put out a new ad that aims to recruit donors. This is, after all, “the most important election in this country since 1860,” Gingrich says as he looks longingly at the Statue of Liberty. “It takes you to be with me, not just for me” to be able to win, he tells the audience before the ad outright requests donations.
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