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May 31, 2012

Romney contrasts his economic record with Obama's

So the Obama campaign wants to bring up Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts? Fine, say the Romney folks.

Massachusetts officials plan a press conference later Thursday to discuss his state record.

And the campaign Thursday put out a chart contrasting the economic records of Romney, governor from 2003 to 2007, with that of Obama. Romney's shines, though the campaign doesn't mention that Romney governed the state during a period of economic growth, while Obama inherited the Great Recession. And Romney, who didn't run for a second term in 2006, is far behind Obama in Massachusetts this year in the latest Suffolk University poll.

Nonetheless, said Romney spokewoman Amanda Henneberg, “President Obama’s campaign is willing to say anything to cover up for the President’s years of broken promises and job-destroying policies. President Obama would love to have Mitt Romney’s record of job creation and economic growth. Instead, he’s stuck defending an unemployment rate that has failed to meet his own goal of 6% and an economy that’s stuck in neutral. If President Obama had even half of Mitt Romney’s record on jobs and the economy, he’d be running on it.”

Here's the Romney chart: http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/05/romney-versus-obama-record-success-and-litany-failures



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