While Mitt Romney campaigns in Salem today, President Barack Obama’s campaign is firing back at a Virginia-specific television ad the Republican candidate unveiled last week.
The Obama campaign has released an ad responding to a Romney spot describing what the first 100 days of a Romney administration would mean for Virginia. The picture painted by the Obama ad is very different, describing the former Massachusetts governor as a would-be “outsourcer-in-chief.”
Also this morning, the liberal group Progress VA issued a news release noting that Carter Machinery, where Romney is campaigning today, has won contracts for projects funded by the 2009 federal stimulus act, which has been much maligned by Romney and the Republicans. Two examples can be found here and here.
Update: Romney spokesman Curt Cashour responded to the Obama ad: “President Obama continues to use false and discredited attacks to divert attention from his abysmal economic record. If President Obama had even half of Mitt Romney’s record on jobs, he’d be running on it. But President Obama has the worst record on jobs and the economy of any president in modern history, which is why he is running a campaign based on distractions, not solutions.”