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Gingrich sold mailing list to campaign: CREW calls for FEC probe

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WASHINGTON--In the wake of a Washington Post story about how GOP White House hopeful Newt Gingrich sold a mailing list to his presidential campaign for $42,000, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate

CREW wants the FEC "to determine whether Newt Gingrich's production company, Gingrich Productions, Inc., made tens of thousands of dollars in illegal corporate contributions to his presidential campaign."

CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said, "Newt Gingrich will do anything to make a buck, even sell his own mailing list to his campaign. He has a long history of playing fast and loose with ethics rules so it should surprise no one to learn he is at it again."

UPDATE, REACT FROM GINGRICH CAMPAIGN

Atlanta, GA - Newt 2012 Spokesperson R.C. Hammond released the following statement today in response to an FEC complaint filed against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW):

"If the FEC considers the complaint, they will find that the rules are being followed and published regulations are being enforced."

END UPDATE



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