Huffpost Politics

Restore Our Future Ad Attacks Obama Jobs Record

Posted: Updated:

Pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future will spend $10.5 million dollars to air a new 30-second ad attacking President Barack Obama over the stimulus and the deficit, attempting to draw a contrast between his economic record and Romney's "proven leadership" in creating jobs.

The ad will air from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27 in 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. It focuses on the economy, which Romney hopes will be the key issue in the election.

"The debate this fall... Who can turn around America's economy?" the ad's voiceover says. "Mitt Romney spent his life in the private sector, creating thousands of jobs. Barack Obama wasted $800 billion on a failed stimulus and the jobless rate went up."

The Romney campaign has claimed he helped to create more than 100,000 jobs through his work at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded. That claim proved to be a vast overstatement. It was also misleading, given that companies bolstered by Bain also received funding from other investors -- and, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out in July, the firm wasn't focused on job creation anyway. The campaign later downgraded the number to "thousands."

Still, Romney and his supporters have focused on his business background as a key difference from the president, who the Republican candidate often points out lacks the same private sector experience.

Watch the ad:

Also on HuffPost:

Donors Giving $500,000-Plus To Super PACs
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Restore Our Future

PolitiFact | Restore Our Future's file

Romney super PAC spends $10.5 million on economy ad

Pro-Romney super-PAC launches $10.5M ad campaign focused on economy

Some political ads to pause on 9/11

Romney Attends Two Fund-Raisers in the Hamptons

 
  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results