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              Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, gives a thumbs up during his campaign stop at Tommy’s Country Ham House, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also scheduled an appearance, on South Carolina  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, gives a thumbs up during his campaign stop at Tommy’s Country Ham House, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also scheduled an appearance, on South Carolina's primary election day in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   

Romney on tithes: I keep my promises to God

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” following his loss in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have taken a dig at former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich when questioned on his 10 percent tithes to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“This is a country that believes in the Bible, the Bible speaks about providing tithes and offerings, I made a commitement to my church a long, long time ago that I would give 10 percent of my income to the church, and I’ve followed through on that commitment. And hopefully as people — various individuals running for president — they’d be pleased with someone who made a promise — a promise to God — and kept that promise. So, if I had given less than 10 percent than I think people would have to look at me and say, ‘Hey, what’s wrong with you fella — don’t you follow through on your promises?’”

The “promise to God” line could be specifically stinging, given that Gingrich — a Catholic convert — was hit last week with further revelations on his three marriages, with his second ex-wife saying that he had asked for an open relationship with her while cheating with a younger congressional aide.

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