Politics
5:37 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Newt Gingrich Campaigns in New Orleans

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is asking supporters for small donations to keep his campaign alive. He’s saying those small donations could lead to a large campaign base.

The former House speaker met with supporters in New Orleans. He’s asking for donations of $2.50 — the amount he says will buy a gallon of gas under his energy policy.

“Every person we can get to sign up for $2.50 gives us another volunteer, another person we can contact by email, lowers the cost of campaigning, increases our reach across the country. And we’ve been adding 500 or 1,000 people a day.”   

Gingrich says he can’t compete with donations drawn by front-runner Mitt Romney.

The Louisiana primary is March 24.