President Obama's campaign is up with a new ad in Michigan and Ohio that assails a Romney campaign ad that says U.S. automakers are moving jobs out of the U.S. to China.
The 30 second spot opens with some of the fact checker's findings of the Romney ad, including calling it "wholly inaccurate" and "clearly misleading."
Former Gov. Ted Strickland noted that both Chrysler and GM had "rebuked" Romney and that he'd been "fact checked to Mars and back." He said the ad shows the Romney campaign sees Ohio "slipping further and further away."
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin dismissed suggestions that airing the ad in Michigan was a defensive sign for the campaign, saying the latest polls show Obama with a "solid lead," and there's "some momentum in his direction," which he said was "attributed to his action to save our auto industry."