Mitt Romney must be smiling today. Rick Santorum is gone, Ron Paul is all but irrelevant and things have gotten so bad for Newt Gingrich that he’s bouncing checks. In fact, he bounced a check for the filing fee for the Utah Republican primary, for a lousy $500.
Five Republicans have filed the necessary papers and $500 fee to qualify for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election, but with Rick Santorum dropping out of the race Tuesday, only four will be on the ballot.
Or possibly three.
Newt Gingrich’s check bounced.
Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a designated agent for the Gingrich campaign brought the filing papers and a check for $500 in March, but the state was notified by the bank that the check had bounced. He said the office has tried to contact the Gingrich campaign through the telephone number and email provided on the application, but has not received a response.
Schadenfreude, party of one.