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WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s campaign manager, senior strategists and key aides in early delegate-selection states all resigned on Thursday, a mass exodus that leaves his hopes of winning the Republican nomination in tatters.

Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s spokesman, tells The Associated Press that he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists have resigned, along with aides in the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Apparently his Iowa staff just resigned too:

Newt Gingrich’s entire team of paid Iowa campaign staff, as well as his national spokesman and senior aides in New Hampshire and South Carolina, have resigned en masse, a staffer told The Des Moines Register.

“You have to be able to raise money to run a campaign and you have to invest time in fundraising and to campaign here in the state and I did not have the confidence that was going to be happening,” said Craig Schoenfeld, the Iowa executive director of Newt 2012.

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Top Gingrich Aides Quit "En Masse," Campaign Imploding

Guy Benson




UPDATE III - The rumor is that this decision may have played a role in fueling angst in Team Newt's ranks:



Following a bumpy debut as an official candidate which included fumbling an answer about his support for House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan and a report that he carried as much as $500,000 in “revolving charge account” at luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, the former House speaker has set off for a vacation with his wife Callista.



Two weeks on a Greek cruise as the campaign is starting heat up? Perhaps his staff came to the conclusion that Newt wasn't serious about doing what it takes to win.



Here is a problem with Newt, he's always ready for the newest big thing.

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All these paid campaign staffers want to work on a campaign that has some legs. Newt seems to be going nowhere... well except Greece.

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