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June 09, 2011


Gingrich Staff Resigns

Newt Gingrich's senior presidential campaign staff has resigned en masse.

The Washington Post reports the departures include longtime spokesman Rick Tyler, campaign manager Rob Johnson, senior strategists Dave Carney and Katon Dawson and media consultant Sam Dawson.

Tyler, of course, was the author this classic campaign statement.

Carney and Johnson have strong ties to Texas Gov. Rick Perry which will only increase the speculation he's going to jump in the presidential race.

The Des Moines Register reports Gingrich's entire paid Iowa staff quit as well.

Politico: "Gingrich was intent on using technology and standing out at debates to get traction while his advisers believed he needed to run a campaign that incorporated both traditional, grassroots techniques as well as new ideas. One official said the last straw came when Gingrich went forward with taking a long-planned cruise with his wife last week in the Greek isles."












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