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January 23, 2012 6:26 pm

Romney Throws Jab at Gingrich Heading into Florida Primary (VIDEO)

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Mitt Romney’s first officially sanctioned attack ad on Newt Gingrich has arrived!  Not surprisingly, it comes following Gingrich’s win in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, and takes aim at Gingrich heading into the next primary in Florida.

“While Florida families struggled during the housing crisis, Newt Gingrich cashed in while working for Freddie Mac. After being sanctioned for ethics violations and resigning in disgrace, Newt Gingrich cashed in as a D.C. insider. President Obama and his campaign would be very happy if Newt Gingrich is the nominee,” the ad says.

Romney’s communication officer Gail Gitcho says “Newt Gingrich says he was not a lobbyist – he was just a politician who was paid millions after he left Congress to influence his friends in Washington. When it comes to his work for Freddie Mac, we still have more questions than answers. Speaker Gingrich should immediately make his Freddie Mac contract and work product available to the public.”

According to Reuters, “Gingrich has denied he worked as a lobbyist for Freddie Mac and said he would work to release details of his contract.”

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It’s expected that information confirming or denying Gingrich’s claim that he was paid for his historical knowledge of housing related issues, will be released on Monday.

Below is Romney’s ad taking aim at Gingrich.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63n6N11mrO4&feature=player_embedded

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