Newt yearns for Mass lawmaker to star in SC ad against Romney

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At a breakfast in New Hampshire this morning, a Newt Gingrich supporter — and former Massachusetts legislator during Romney’s governorship — delivered sweet music to the Georgia Republican’s ears. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:

During a breakfast with supporters on Monday at a sprawling estate, a woman named Linda Teagan of Conway told the candidate while he took questions that before moving to the Granite State, she was a Massachusetts legislator while Romney was governor. She said not “enough people here understand Romney’s gun control and his support of an assault weapons ban.”

“Because I was in the Massachusetts Legislature and voted against that assault weapons ban and took a lot of grief for it,” Teagan said. “Romney was in support of it.”

Standing on a staircase inside the ornate home, Gingrich perked up. He garnered applause by responding, “I would love for you to do an ad for South Carolina.”