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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

At Republican Debate, Gingrich and Romney Trade Jabs Over Bain, Freddie Mac -- VIDEO

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January 23, 2012

Debate moderator Brian Williams on Monday let presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich go into a lengthy back-and-forth over the former Massachusetts governor's ties to corporate America and the former House speaker's history with Freddie Mac.

Gingrich attempted to deflect an attack from Romney by comparing his association with Freddie Mac with Romney's time at Bain Capital. Watch Romney's reaction at 2:07 when Gingrich asks him about the gross revenue of Bain.

After Romney called him an influence peddler, Gingrich at 2:45 takes control of the conversation. After a long silence lingered, Romney allowed Gingrich the time to argue that he played a key role in enacting Medicare Part D.

 

Who was more convincing? Watch and then take our poll below.

Earlier in the night, Romney criticized Gingrich's record as House speaker...

... And Gingrich fights back, challenging the accuracy of Romney's claims:

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