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Newt Gingrich: “I’m Middle Class” – (Cue The Lightning Strikes!)

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“We don’t come out of a background where we can buy a seat or buy, as Mayor Bloomberg did, buy the mayorship of New York. I mean if you look at how much he spent, he just wrote a check and bought it. I think that’s very dangerous to the future of American democracy. My dad served in the Army for 27 years; I was a college teacher. I’m a middle class person.”

That was Newt Gingrich Wednesday, stumping in Mason City, Iowa  where he for some reason he pulled three-term mayor  Michael Bloomberg into his speech to accuse him of buying his last election as to try to make a point that Newr was somehow “middle-class” instead of “middle earth golum”

Gingrich who makes $60,000-a-pop speaking engagements media appearances, including his nearly $1 million-per-year Fox News contract and is head of Newt, Inc., a shadowy web of consultancies, advocacy groups, and other businesses that have raked in millions by selling access to Gingrich. In total, Gingrich’s Washington empire has generated about $150 million over the past decade years. Gingrich himself now has a net worth of at least $6.7 million, according to federal financial disclosure documents which is most probably true to say unreported.

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