As His Campaign Collapses, Gingrich Looks to "Begin Anew" in L.A.

That was fast. Newt Gingrich's campaign to be the 2012 Republican nominee for president appears all but finished just weeks after it began. Gingrich's entire senior staff resigned on Thursday, having decided they had better things to do than slave away for the hapless former Speaker of the House's hopeless campaign.

After a disastrous campaign launch, the final straw was apparently Gingrich's refusal to call off a two-week vacation with his wife Callista against his top advisers better advice, among other things, reported The Fix.

But don't fret Los Angeles, Gingrich's campaign will apparently be born again in our fair city as he visits this area this weekend as planned.

"I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring," Gingrich posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon. "The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles."

That's right, the re-christening of Newt Gingrich's campaign takes place on Sunday at the Republican Jewish Coalition's Summer Bash at 7 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton. Sounds like a real bitchin' party! Tickets can still be purchased for as little as $250.

Senior advisers dropping off Team Gingrich include Rick Tyler, Craig Schoenfeld, Rob Johnson, strategists Sam Dawson and Dave Carney, and Katon Dawson, according to Politics Now.