Aside from the shedding of reporters, other signs of a Newt Gingrich death spiral include this from the National Journal:
HOCKESSIN, Del. — In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican groups here in the northernmost part of the state.
And this from the Raleigh News & Observer:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign swing to North Carolina on Wednesday has been canceled, his campaign has confirmed.
There were no details available on why he had changed his plans.
Gingrich had been scheduled to make some appearances in Raleigh as part of the lead up to the May 8th primary. The change of plans was abrupt. His campaign sent out a schedule at 1 p.m. Sunday that listed a trip to North Carolina. But by Monday morning, the visit was canceled.
In Atlanta, a bill to repay the federal government cash borrowed to pay unemployment benefits –