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President Obama's re-election team is out with its latest attack ad targeting Mitt Romney. The focus: the presumptive GOP nominee's past investment connections to outsourcing firms via Bain Capital. The catchphrase: "Outsourcer-in-chief."
The line of attack comes from a recent Washington Post article that examined Bain Capital's investments in companies that helped other firms move jobs overseas. The Post found that Bain played an early, though not dominant, role in investing in the practice. The company also provided management and advice to early outsourcing firms. These investments happened both during and after Romney's active involvement at the firm.
Obama has been using the story in recent campaign stops to go after the Republican candidate. On Monday, the president claimed that "Governor Romney’s commitment to outsourcing is not just part of his record, it’s part of his overall economic vision," according to the Associated Press. The Romney campaign has responded to the "outsourcing" criticism by saying that the Obama campaign is failing to differentiate between "domestic outsourcing’" and "offshoring."
The 30-second ads will air in Iowa, Virginia, and Ohio. They're tailored to each state. Here's one of them: