Source: Stephanie Condon / CBS News
Newt Gingrich is intent on carrying his Republican presidential campaign all the way to the GOP nominating convention in Tampa, but his money troubles aren’t making it easy.
The Gingrich campaign in March submitted the necessary paperwork and the $500 check to get on the ballot for the Utah primary, but the check bounced, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The state notified the campaign that if the fee isn’t paid by April 20, Gingrich won’t qualify to get on the ballot.
Utah’s June 26 primary is the very last Republican nominating contest this year. If Mitt Romney hasn’t wrapped up the nomination before then, he could in Utah, where his Mormon faith has made him very popular.
Even so, the Gingrich campaign told Hotsheet that it sent along a $500 check today. “We are confident the director of elections will secure Newt’s place on the ballot,” campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said.
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