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Mitt Romney to run first TV ad of presidential race

By Philip Elliott

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Nov. 21 2011 2:10 p.m. MST

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Mitt Romney is going on the air with a television ad timed to coincide with President Barack Obama's visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday.

The former Massachusetts governor says his first ad of the presidential race will feature Obama talking about the economy in the state that will hold the first presidential primary in the nation on Jan. 10

Romney tells Fox News that Obama promised to get the economy moving, bring people together and be a real leader for change in America.

But Romney says the contrast between what Obama said and did in office is so "stark" that people will recognize that the country needs new leadership.

He says the ad will say why he alone is the right person to lead the country.

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