By Justin Sink
“If they didn’t file by today they wouldn’t have a second opportunity - so it’s more of an advice that our office has given,” Matt McClellan, a spokesman for the Ohio Secretary of State, told TPM.
That should provide leeway for a Gingrich campaign scrambling to capitalize on an unexpected surge to the top of the Republican polls. The former Speaker of the House has struggled to raise cash and build out his political organization as he still works to recover from the rocky start to his campaign. Nevertheless, Gingrich leads in the latest national polls by a double-digit margin.