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January 23, 2012 8:25 am

Romney and Gingrich Battle is Getting Ugly

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Newt Gingrich. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – TAMPA – Facing a restive Republican Party and a resurgent Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney shifted course on Sunday and agreed to release his tax returns this week, as the two candidates and their allies buckled in for a combative and unpredictable new phase of the presidential nominating campaign.

Not 24 hours after Mr. Gingrich’s victory in the South Carolina primary, the two camps were trading charges over the Congressional ethics inquiry on Mr. Gingrich in the 1990s, over Mr. Romney’s tax returns and over whether Mr. Gingrich’s consulting work for the government-sponsored mortgage lender Freddie Mac amounted to lobbying.

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