In SC Gingrich, Perry continue Bain Capital attack

January 16, 2012 - 10:40 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are continuing to attack front-runner Mitt Romney for his time leading Bain Capital.

In a GOP debate Monday in South Carolina, Gingrich said it was "perfectly legitimate" to ask questions about Romney's record at the venture capital form. The former House speaker said that Romney is running on a "very limited public record" since the company was privately held.

Perry also continued to assail Romney saying Bain swept into Georgetown, S.C., and picked over a steel mill there. The Texas governor also called on Romney to release his income tax returns saying the American public had a right to know how he earned his money. Perry added, "We can't fire our nominee in September."