Priorities USA, the Super PAC endorsed by President Barack Obama’s campaign, has launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia attacking Mitt Romney’s record at the helm of Bain Capital.
“He promised us the same things he’s promising the United States. And he’ll give you the same thing he gave us. Nothing. He’ll take it all,” says Pat Wells, a former employee at GST Steel in Missouri, who Priorities said lost his job and promised benefits while Bain profited.
The Obama campaign released a two-minute spot yesterday attacking Romney’s business record at the same company, but only purchased about $86,000 in airtime. Their ad was criticized by some Obama allies on Wall Street as “unfair.”
This ad buy is far more substantial, and the ad is decidedly more negative in tone.
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