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Friday, January 20, 2012

An Issue Against Gingrich

At a debate this week, Rick Santorum alluded to the House Bank, which once allowed lawmakers to make overdrafts on their personal checking accounts. Newt Gingrich made a number of such overdrafts, which nearly cost him his seat in a 1992 primary campaign. His opponent's attack ad was unpolished and not entirely accurate (overdrafts are different from bounced checks), but nevertheless caused Gingrich some damage.