A rubber check in Utah could keep Newt Gingrich off ballot

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

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23 comments Add your comment

ld

April 10th, 2012
6:13 pm

Newt doesn’t like to spend his own money, much less waste it, so he’ll likely not be on the ballot in Utah.

findog

April 10th, 2012
6:42 pm

Really too bad Rick is gone

jconservative

April 10th, 2012
7:20 pm

The Gingrich campaign has been incompetent from day one.

Why would anyone want an incompetent like Gingrich in the White House. he makes Obama look like a genius.

Aaron Burr V. Mexico

April 10th, 2012
7:47 pm

Georgia may be number one in corruption but evagelicals have NOTHING on mormons for merging church and state to make the perfect theocracy.

Yeah I bet his check ‘bounced.’ And I’m sure they tried to ‘contact’ him.

larry

April 10th, 2012
8:08 pm

doesn’t Mitt Romney own all the banks in Utah?

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
8:51 pm

Newt Gingrich knows the hand writing is on the wall… Like Rick Santorum, he will likely withdraw from the race soon. But I’m praying that Mitt Romney is well short of 1,144 delegates and my main man, Ron Paul, is able to take this thing to the convention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_oe7DVG6JY&feature=related

Amen?

td

April 10th, 2012
9:05 pm

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions
April 10th, 2012
8:51 pm

Religion was created by the rich. It was made exclusively for the poor. Get a life dudester!

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
9:31 pm

C’ Mon Man,

I’m sure you know what they say about opinions. They are like——–and everybody has one.

By the way, has anyone seen the pictures of George, “minister of defense”, Zimmerman and
Derrick, “get your big azz out the middle of the floor” Boazman that appear in the media? They look like identical twins.

Amen?

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
9:47 pm

Let say that your opinion has merit, “religion” was created by the rich exclusively for the poor. God Almighty is able to use anyone.

It is written, “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do his good pleasure.”

Amen?

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
9:52 pm

My Bad td,

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear…

Amen?

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
10:12 pm

Let me put some real pressure on the wicked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q97wnU7kCms&feature=related

Amen?

Amazing

April 10th, 2012
10:14 pm

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions,

The use of the Lord’s name to spout racist views and your ignorance just ensures the pearly gates of hell has a reservation with your name on it!

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 10th, 2012
10:40 pm

But some of them said Jesus cast out demons through Beelzebub the chief of the demons. And others testing him sought from him a sign from heaven. But knowing their thoughts, Jesus said every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. And a house divided against a house falls.

If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that Jesus cast out demons through Beelzebub and if he by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.

But if Jesus with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon the wicked unawares.

Amen?

Question Man

April 10th, 2012
11:03 pm

Is this the same Newt Gingrich who says electing him will help the US balance the budget?

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

April 11th, 2012
4:45 am

If you have seen George “minister of defense” Zimmerman, you have seen Derrick “get your big azz out the middle of the floor” Boazman.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2012/0410/Trayvon-Martin-case-George-Zimmerman-speaks-out-via-website-video

Amen?

Father A. Long

April 11th, 2012
5:59 am

New has the morals of a snake, his think tank is bankrupt, he forgot to get on the ballot in his home stat, but he is a great leader.

rawmilkdrinker

April 11th, 2012
6:51 am

Maybe Newt took advice from, who was it, the former Atlanta councilman, that got caught with marijauna in his shorts at the airport and wrote a bad check for qualifying fee? “If they had cashed it the day that I wrote it, it would have good but they waited a week to put it in the bank.”

honested

April 11th, 2012
7:48 am

Officials in Utah apparently didn’t realize they were dealing with a ‘historical, transformational figure thrust into the spotlight in order to provide America with overwhelming leadership at a critical time in world events’ rather than a bunch of deadbeats who didn’t care if they wrote a bad check and didn’t have the decency to return a phone call and make the check good.

Ol' Timer

April 11th, 2012
8:10 am

@ Our Lord and Saviour. . . . . you’re not taking your meds, are you?

Becky

April 11th, 2012
8:38 am

Mr. Galloway’s blog is unreadable. Please ban the buffoon Our Lord…….

Centrist

April 11th, 2012
8:39 am

Newt blew his chance of being a significant cog of the GOP wheel or part of a Romney administration months ago – his political career is over. He couldn’t hide his true colors, even with his convenient Catholic conversion.

Toes the Line

April 11th, 2012
9:21 am

Wait! Does Utah election commission accept Tiffany’s card? Problem solved.

crankshaft

April 11th, 2012
11:16 am

No matter how much you temp me I’m not going to make Bobby Petrino and Newt Gingrich comparisons.