Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, even though the head of lobbying at Freddie Mac signed a $300,000/year retainer contract for services provided by the Gingrich Group.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, just someone who was promoting legislation on behalf of paid corporate clients but avoided registering as a lobbyist because 12 years ago (or more) he was planning his campaign for the presidency.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, and thus his departure from "American Solutions for Winning the Future" had nothing to do with the group being evicted 6 months later from its K Street office for failure to pay the rent- it was not his influence peddling that made the group.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, just a soup promoter.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, and when he told Fox News: "I never favored cap-and-trade and actively testified against it. Through American Solutions ... we played a major role in defeating it"... he did not mean he was lobbying.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, just someone who composed sample legislation for the deregulation of the health care industry while taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies like BlueCross BlueShield and United Health because it was his hobby.
Newt Gingrich was not a lobbyist, just someone who brought corporate clients down to the Florida state capitol to serve on policy panels and asked Georgia's government to buy specific services from his clients and arranged joint meetings with federal officals for his member companies because it was "his vision"... not his clients!
lobbyist (someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer)