WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's campaign is launching a new ad against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, building on Obama's attack against his rival's economic record as Massachusetts governor.
The ad picks up where a campaign commercial left off last week. It accuses Romney of leaving the state's debt and employment in worse condition than he found them. It says Romney presided over a state with the highest debt in the country and says it ranked 47th in the country in job creation. Romney was governor from 2003 to 2007.
The ad airs in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The ad is selective in its economic data. The Massachusetts economy improved slightly while Romney was governor but its average employment growth was among the nation's worst.
- 11 best—and worst—state tax systems
- Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom
- Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to...
- Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced
- How much America wants to be taxed
- 'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics
- Chiefs' Reid dedicated to domestic abuse victims
- Fence-jumper made it through front door of...
- US wealth gap putting the squeeze on... 27
- Striking or spanking a child is not a... 19
- President Obama: Ebola outbreak a... 15
- Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's... 12
- School police stock up on free military... 11
- Yellen says US families need to boost... 10
- US won't rule out working with Iran... 7
- Gamers use police hoax to lash out at... 6