Newt Gingrich’s Check Bounces

Now that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race, Newt Gingrich is trying to position himself as the challenger to Mitt Romney — or as he said in an email to supporters today, “the last conservative standing.” But that may be difficult, given the former House speaker’s anemic fundraising and non-existent campaign organization. Case in point: A $500 check Gingrich wrote bounced. Gingrich’s campaign filed papers and the $500 filing fee to enter Utah’s primary, but the check didn’t go through, and the campaign has not returned calls from the state, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.