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04-26-2011, 12:29 PM
Newt Gingrich pocketed $300K+ consulting for ethanol group

By KENDRA MARR | 4/25/11 5:46 PM EDT Updated: 4/26/11 8:57 AM EDT

Newt Gingrich earned more than $300,000 consulting to a major ethanol lobbying group in 2009, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

IRS filings show that Growth Energy, a coalition of ethanol producers, paid Gingrich’s consulting firm $312,500 – one of the group’s largest single expenditures that year. But a Growth Energy spokesman told the Center that Gingrich was not hired again in 2010. (The group’s IRS report for 2010 isn’t available.)

Earlier this year, Gingrich brawled with the Wall Street Journal after giving a speech supporting ethanol subsidies in Iowa. The Journal’s conservative editorial board said that Gingrich’s “ethanol lobbying raises larger questions about his convictions and judgment.”

Gingrich responded: “I am not a lobbyist for ethanol.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53678.html#ixzz1KdxB03n2

Rebel Yell
04-26-2011, 12:35 PM
That, and that alone, will guarantee he doesn't get my vote. Fucking ethanol is gonna end up costing us all a fortune in auto and small engine repairs. I've put 3 fuel pumps on my truck since they started putting that shit in the tanks.