While President Obama is scheduled to attend several fundraisers with Bill Clinton Monday in New York City, his reelection campaign remains focused on Massachusetts.
Team Obama released a new TV ad, aiming to discredit Romney’s economic record as governor of Massachusetts as “one of the worst in the country.” The minute-long video, titled “We’ve heard it all before,” claims under Romney’s watch, he lead the state in the less than desirable ranking as “47th in job creation” and he “lost 40k manufacturing jobs” by outsourcing many of them to India. The voice-over concludes, “Romney economics: it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.”
According to the Boston Globe, the Romney campaign has never denied that Mass ranked 47th out of 50th in job creation while he was gov.
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul hit back hard, saying they’re “happy to compare the 4.7 percent unemployment rate Mitt Romney achieved in Massachusetts to President Obama’s weak record any day.” Ouch.
President Obama received troubling economic news of his own. The latest job report from the Labor Department shows the economy added a disappointing 69,000 jobs in May, well under expectations.
The ad will air in nine battleground states most likely up for grabs in November: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada. Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.