Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Newt Gingrich to release Freddie Mac documents ahead of Tampa debate

Responding to calls by Mitt Romney that he release the details of his work with Freddie Mac, former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will release via e-mail his contract with the mortgage lender, according to a spokeswoman for the Gingrich Group.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
The release is set for around 7:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the Tampa debate.

Romney spent Monday attacking Gingrich over his work with Freddie Mac, which paid Gingrich $1.6 million, accusing him of being a lobbyist and saying that his work with the lender could be an “October surprise.”

Gingrich denies being a lobbyist. “I was not a lobbyist, I was never a lobbyist, I never did any lobbying. Don’t try to mix these things up. That fact is I was an adviser strategically,” he said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”

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