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Romney Campaign Fundraiser Lobbied For Fannie Mae

Romney is now attacking Gingrich for his ties to the government-backed mortgage giant.

Posted on January 23, 2012, at 1:49 p.m. ET

A Mitt Romney campaign fundraiser has previously served as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae records show. Drew Maloney, who fundraised for Romney during both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns lobbied for Fannie Mae from 2004-2008.

According to a 2011 article by Roll Call, Maloney also coordinated early efforts by the Romney campaign to round up endorsements from Members of Congress in early 2011.

A June 29th Romney for President fundraiser, hosted at the DLA Piper in Washington DC, features Maloney as a member of the host committee. Tickets for that events sold for as much as as $25,000.

In 2008, Maloney was one of the Romney campaign's official co-chairs of Young Professionals for Mitt. In a press release from the Romney campaign in 2008, Maloney said "We are looking forward to helping Governor Romney raise the resources he needs to continue building his strong national organization."

Romney has gone on the attack in Florida, pressing Gingrich to release records from his time at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. FEC records show that Maloney is not currently on the Romney campaign payroll.

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