Despite promising to maintain a positive campaign, Newt Gingrich has finally gone negative. In a statement Monday, the campaign attacked Mitt Romney, and supported that attack with opposition research material, reports Politico. Using Romney’s own words from his 2002 governors race in Massachusetts, the campaign said:
Can we trust a Massachusetts Moderate to enact a conservative agenda?… Our campaign might have plenty of things to say about that, but the best response certainly comes from Mitt Romney himself: “I think people recognize that I am not a partisan Republican. That I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.”
Newt has used the “Massachusetts moderate” line on the trail, usually with the disclaimer that it’s the one sort of negative thing he will say about my opponent. But this time Newt backed it up with opposition research: a long list of articles on Romney’s moderate politics from the last two decades.