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Obama Voiced Opposition To Clinton Welfare Plan As State Senator

A new ad from the Romney campaign hits President Obama for changes to the Clinton welfare reform law. As a state senator in Chicago, Obama often voiced opposition to the bill.

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Obama in 1998: I was not a huge fan of Clinton welfare reform.

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Obama in 1998: I probably would have voted against Clinton's welfare reform plan.

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Obama in 1999: I did not support Clinton's welfare reform plan.

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Obama reversed course in 2008: An ad touts moving people from welfare to work to learn the "dignity that comes from work."

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Romney's new ad.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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