The presidential candidate, in danger of slipping from front-runner status, says criticism from fellow Republicans is 'reprehensible
Reporting from Davenport, Iowa, and Des Moines— Facing slipping poll numbers, an angry Newt Gingrich lashed out at his Republican presidential rivals Monday, calling their criticism of him "reprehensible" and helpful only to President Obama's reelection.
Voters in Iowa have been swamped by nonstop television attack ads, robocalls and mailers from the campaigns and independent supporters of candidates Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry. Among the claims in the ads: that Gingrich is a serial hypocrite and flip-flopper on issues such as a health insurance mandate, and that he made $1.6 million working for Freddie Mac, the mortgage giant blamed by many Republicans for the economic collapse.
"It's candidly very disappointing to see some of my friends who are running put out so much negative junk," Gingrich told scores of voters gathered at a security firm in Davenport.
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