If you’re Newt Gingrich, and attempting to argue that – with Rick Santorum gone — the GOP contest for president is now a two-man race bound for Tampa, what you don’t need are inconvenient, illusion-shattering facts.
Like a rubber check that could keep you off the June 26 primary ballot in Utah. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a designated agent for the Gingrich campaign brought the filing papers and a check for $500 in March, but after the check was deposited, the state was notified by the bank that the check had bounced. He said the office has tried to contact the Gingrich campaign through the telephone number and email provided on the application, but [has] not received a response.
Recently, the state sent a certified letter to the campaign, stating that if the fee isn’t paid by April 20, Gingrich will be disqualified and will not be on the ballot.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider