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Obama, allies seek to spread Bain questions to Florida

The Obama campaign today in Miami will stage a news conference outside a former industrial facility that was acquired by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital. It will feature Cindy Hewitt, a former employee who told us in January:

"What bothers me most is that Romney's campaign says he was a creator of jobs," said Cindy Hewitt, a Miami resident who was a human resources manager at Dade Behring. "I didn't see that in any way, shape or form. He didn't create jobs. He slashed and burned jobs."

Read our story for the context, history of Bain in Florida.

The effort comes on the heels of a TV ad the campaign released yesterday about a steel plant in Kansas City. (The ad buy was tiny, news organizations reported and a former Obama adviser called it "unfair.") Today, the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action said it would run its own ad in Florida and several other key states.


Romney's campaign is trying to keep the focus on the current job situation and this morning is highlighting a web video featuring out of work folks.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:06am]


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