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New Obama TV ad in Florida questions Romney's record as governor



The latest salvo from the Obama campaign. The ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Here's some background from PolitiFact on the claims about Romney's record as governor.

Below, the Romney response.

Romney response: “President Obama has overseen trillion-dollar deficits, soaring national debt and the first credit downgrade in history. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, closed a $3 billion budget shortfall, balanced four budgets, left a $2 billion rainy day fund and received a credit rating upgrade. President Obama will do anything to distract from his abysmal economic record and – despite that record – the fact that he thinks the private sector is ‘doing fine.' Mitt Romney knows our country can do better and, under his leadership, it will do better.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:26am]


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