Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s campaign manager, senior strategists and key aides in early delegate-selection states all resigned on Thursday, a mass exodus that leaves his hopes of winning the Republican nomination in tatters.
Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s spokesman, said he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists had resigned, along with aides in the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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UPDATE: There is a rumor now that the aides may be joining the Perry camp.
Blogs Star-Telegram reported:
The news comes hours after the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal both ran stories about growing interest in Perry running for president. The Washington Post quoted
Perrysomeone close to Perry as saying, “I don’t want to do this without Carney.”
Perry and Gingrich have long been political allies. Gingrich wrote the foreword to Perry’s last book. In November, the pair appeared together at a book signing in southwest Fort Worth.