As Mitt Romney’s campaign pounds President Obama’s stewardship over the economy, Obama is trying to flip the argument against his Republican opponent by slamming Romney’s own job creation record as governor of Massachusetts.
The Obama campaign’s new line of attack centers on a single statistic: Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth when Romney was running the state between 2003 and 2007.
During that time, Massachusetts had a net gain of 39,700 nonfarm jobs, an increase of about 1.3 percent, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was far below the national average of 5.3 percent growth at that time, according to the nonpartisan PolitiFact.com. Only Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana did worse than Massachusetts at the time.
The Romney campaign is not disputing the data. Instead, it’s highlighting a different set of facts: Massachusetts’ overall unemployment rate during Romney’s tenure actually dropped from 5.6 percent in January 2003 to 4.7 percent in January 2007.
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May 07, 2012
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally May 5 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Gentlemen, start your airwaves.
Senior Obama campaign officials said Monday that a new major television ad buy reflects their broader media strategy: underscoring the need to build on the president’s first term while also responding to all attacks from what they characterize as a Republican monolith of the Romney campaign and its affiliated Super PACs.
The campaign will spend $25 million on swing-state ads this month, top strategist David Axelrod told reporters on a conference call. The ad is a positive one, the first positive ad the campaign has run. Axelrod argued that the sum spent on this ad would be more than Mitt Romney spent on positive ads through the entire GOP primary.
“I believe that by the end of this week — certainly by the end of next — we will have spent more money offering people a positive vision for the future, talking about the president’s record and the nation’s record under his leadership and where we’re going than Gov. Romney has in his entire campaign,” Axelrod said, “and there’s a reason for that.”
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