By Justin Sink - 02/13/12 01:44 PM EST
Newt Gingrich is asking supporters for campaign cash in his latest Web ad.
Gingrich, who after winning South Carolina's primary has seen his campaign stumble, is hoping wins in southern states on March 6 — Super Tuesday — can give his campaign a new shot of momentum.
Gingrich argues he is the candidate who can stop an 80-year drift by the country to the left, but that he'll need money to win the GOP nomination.
"Next year, we will decide whether the disastrous policies of class warfare, bureaucratic socialism, radical judges and bureaucrats who treat us as subjects rather than citizens will be continued in office," Gingrich says. "Or whether we will decisively repudiate an 80-year drift to the left: a drift in our newsrooms; a drift in our colleges and universities; a drift with our judges; and a drift among elected politicians. And it takes you to be with me, not just for me, because all of us are going to have to make it happen.
"If you want big change in Washington, please donate at newt.org," on-screen text reads.
Gingrich is doing everything he can to raise money to stay in the race.
He is traveling to California on Monday to raise cash even though the state doesn't vote until June.
The campaign told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Gingrich will hold eight closed-door fundraisers over the next three days, and Gingrich plans fundraising stops in Texas, Tennessee, New York and Georgia over the next week.
Money is crucial for Gingrich heading into the Super Tuesday primaries, where the geographical diversity of the states makes shoestring campaigning tough.
Further complicating matters for Gingrich are the emergence of Rick Santorum — whose three victories last Tuesday led some anti-Romney voters to coalesce around his campaign, and brought in $3 million in fundraising for the former Pennsylvania senator — and word from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson that he did not plan to give further to Gingrich's effort.
Adelson had helped Gingrich with more than $11 million in donations to his super-PAC, but sources close to the businessman told Bloomberg last week that he had no further plans to bankroll Gingrich's effort.
Still, Gingrich faces an uphill battle, with presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney far outpacing other Republican candidates in terms of both personal wealth and fundraising prowess.