Gingrich is millions in the hole
(CNN) — Newt Gingrich ended his campaign earlier this month with nearly $4.8 million in campaign debt, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission that reflected campaign activity through the end of April.
Debts of $1 million to a charter airline company, $466,370 for security services, $181,977 for public relations consulting and $165,000 for web advertising were among the largest single figures owed. The filing also listed a debt of $580,134 to Gingrich himself for travel expenses.
Reports for spending after April are likely to make the debt total even higher.
The latest report indicated the former House speaker raised $786,782 in April and ended the month with $806,950 cash on hand.
Gingrich raised over $23 million during his debt-plagued White House bid, which officially ended on May 2. Over the course of the tumultuous year-long campaign, the former Georgia congressman at various times sat at the top and at the bottom of the GOP pool.
CNN’s Gabriella Schwarz and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.