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Florida Dems drop flyer questioning Romney's Iranian investments



romneyflyer.jpgFlorida Democrats have begun distributing these flyers, with a focus in Jewish-heavy Broward and Palm Beach counties, that seek to undercut Romney's tough stance on Iran.

At issue are investments the Romney family charity bought and sold investments in companies that dealt with Iranian businesses. "The truth about Mitt Romney's actions with Iran are a far cry from his rhetoric," the flyer states.

Democrats would not say how many flyers were being distributed, only that volunteers began handing them out yesterday, when Romney was in the state.

Romney's campaign called it a bogus attack, saying that while Mr. and Mrs. Romney support the charity, they do not benefit or control it or direct its investments.

"The Democrats are resorting to false and dishonest attacks because they are desperate to distract from the disastrous policies and stunning incompetence of the Obama Administration," spokesman Ryan Williams said. "They are intimidated by Mitt Romney’s candidacy because they realize that he is the only Republican capable of defeating President Obama in 2012. Florida voters won’t be fooled by their shameless attacks because they recognize that President Obama has failed to turnaround our economy and put people back to work.

More on the investments in this AP story.


[Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:36am]


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