Poor Newt Gingrich. Already under siege from Super PACs, media members and politicians in the tank for Mitt Romney, guy is about to lose his own theme song!
The candidate is being sued by a company which owns the rights to Survivor's 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger," for using the inspirational Rocky III tune at campaign events.
Rude Music Inc., owned by a member of Survivor, filed the suit against Newt for jacking the song to push a political agenda ... that the band clearly isn't a fan of.
Newt, who has surged into contention for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has been using the song at various political events from 2009-present.
And probably not for much longer.
RMI claims Gingrich, along with his campaign team, Newt 2012, Inc., recently used the song during a campaign event in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, claiming:
"Mr. Gingrich entered the packed Moose Lodge for a speech as ["Eye of the Tiger"] 'pulsed' through the room, according to the the Newt 2012, Inc. website."
Gingrich isn't the first GOPer to be sued for using music - Jackson Browne sued John McCain for using "Running on Empty" in 2008 - and likely won't be the last.
On the plus side, Ron Paul can use any Kelly Clarkson song he wants.