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WashPo reports think tank founded by surging ’12er collected at least $37 million over past eight years from health-care companies, industry groups — offering special access to former House speaker.

PLUS: Chamber of Commerce emerges as Georgian’s client after leaving Congress. DC’s largest lobbying org paid him $840,000 over seven years from ’01 to serve on informal board of advisers.

Tells Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thurs. “not sure the exact amount” earned from Freddie Mac work, insists never lobbied for them.

Meanwhile: on FL campaign stop, refuses to answer reporters’ questions on topic.

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