Gingrich's charitable giving not so charitable, data show

Investment News-Russell James, director of a graduate program in charitable financial planning at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, said while Gingrich's level of giving “isn't shockingly low,” research shows older, conservative Americans typically are among the most generous with donations. Gingrich, 68, has described himself as the true conservative in the Republican primary field.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife reported giving 2.6 percent of their $3.1 million adjusted gross income to charity in 2010, below the average donation level of taxpayers at their income level, according to Internal Revenue Service data.

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Russell James, director of a graduate program in charitable financial planning at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, said while Gingrich's level of giving “isn't shockingly low,” research shows older, conservative Americans typically are among the most generous with donations. Gingrich, 68, has described himself as the true conservative in the Republican primary field.

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