Gingrich assailed on Freddie Mac work, fights back

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Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich said it was laughable for any of his rivals to challenge his conservative credentials tonight in the last campaign debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses kick off the 2012 primary season.

In a forceful attack, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Gingrich “had his hand out and received $1.6 million to influence senior Republicans and keep the scam going in Washington, D.C.,” for Freddie Mac, a government-backed housing entity.

 

“Just not true,” Gingrich shot back. “I never lobbied under any circumstances,” he added, denying an allegation she had not
made.


 


Gingrich assailed on Freddie Mac work, fights back

Updated