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    May 20, 2012

    Obama Surrogate Cory Booker Calls Bain Attacks "Nauseating"

    Newark mayor defends private equity from Obama campaign attacks, calls them "crap."

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a surrogate for the Obama campaign, called efforts by that campaign to attack Mitt Romney on his private equity career "nauseating."

    "This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides," he said on Meet the Press. "It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop."

    "It's a distraction from the real issues," Booker added. "It's either gonna be a small campaign about this crap, or it's gonna be a big campaign about the issues the American public cares about."

    "I'm not about to sit here and indict private equity," he continued. "...If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses — to grow businesses. And this to me, I'm very uncomfortable."

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