Newt Gingrich's political action committee American Solutions has been closed down after it was unable to raise enough cash with Gingrich out on the presidential campaign trail, the Center for Public Integrity's Peter H. Stone reports. The 527 group raised $2.4 million in the first half of the year, but spent $3 million. "There’s nothing to say," Gingrich adviser Joe Gaylord told The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty. "We had difficulty raising money after Newt left, with his degree of visibility and his leadership. We didn't want to run the organization into deep, deep, deep debt. So we closed it down."
Thousands of e-mails rolled in from angry supporters who thought that Gingrich had undermined Paul Ryan in the interview. Their checkbooks snapped shut. Soon thereafter, so did the doors of American Solutions.