Offense

Gingrich Pounded on Freddie Mac

It's the Mitt and Newt show, as the two candidates duke it out. Romney took issue with Gingrich’s claim that he worked as a historian for Freddie Mac. Romney pointed out that historians don’t generally make $300,000 a year for six years to advise corporations. Gingrich said that the $300,000 represented gross revenue and that he personally took home only about $35,000 per year. Romney added that Gingrich had an office on K Street and was hired by the company’s chief lobbyist. Romney said, “You can call it whatever you like, but I call it influence peddling.”