[Newt Gingrich], who co-authored "Window of Opportunity" with his wife, is accused by [Bill Alexander] of evading the limit on outside income by soliciting money from investors who, like some of those who purchased [Jim Wright]'s book, had direct interest in legislation. The Ethics Committee has not yet reviewed the charges against Gingrich.
The list of Gingrich's investors, which he made public for the first time Tuesday, included prominent Republicans such as Joseph Coors and Howard H. (Bo) Calloway, as well as business people in Georgia. Gingrich acknowledged that he has sought legislative and other government benefits for some of his home-district investors, but denied that it had any connection to their willingness to kick in $5,000 to help promote his book.
According to documents released by Gingrich, he and his wife each got a $5,000 advance for the book, they each received $7,018 in royalties, Mrs. Gingrich got $10,000 for her work in establishing the partnership and she also received $1,500 for work she has done for the partnership since it was created. The partnership also reimbursed Gingrich for his travel expenses in promoting the book.