Obama Replays Romney’s Record as Massachusetts Governor

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign today is out with a new TV ad attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts.

The ad uses the same attacks against Romney that he has been using against Obama: an increase in debt and a lack of jobs. “First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. That’s Romney economics,” the narrator says. “It didn’t work then. It won’t work now.”


The ad is to air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, again providing an indication of where the Obama campaign believes the election will be won or lost. It follows the first month in which Romney and the Republican National Committee raised more money than Obama and the Democratic National Committee.

Under a philosophy of leave no attack unanswered, Romney’s campaign quickly fired back. “President Obama will do anything to distract from his abysmal economic record,” said a campaign spokeswoman, Andrea Saul. “Mitt Romney knows our country can do better and, under his leadership, it will do better.” The Romney campaign has run its own ads touting the candidate’s record as governor, and it sounds a lot different than Obama’s characterization. The ad said Romney reduced the unemployment rate and balanced state budgets without raising taxes.

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