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Romney commercials draw fire from automakers

Published: Tue, October 30, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m.

Romney commercials draw fire from automakers


Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is facing criticism on new TV and radio commercials about the auto industry rescue from not only Democrats and auto union leaders, but from officials with Chrysler and General Motors, which received federal bailout money.

The commercials came after Romney said last week in Defiance, Ohio, that he read an article that Chrysler “is thinking of moving all production [of Jeeps] to China.”

The TV and radio ads — which changes the wording of Romney’s statement — are playing in Ohio, including the Mahoning Valley. Fact-checkers call the ads technically accurate, but misleading.

The Romney campaign says the ads are “factual.”

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat who campaigned today in Lordstown, said, “I find it offensive and disingenuous that ... these people who fought the auto rescue and tried to defeat it would run that ad that is just clearly untrue about autos, about China.”

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1redeye1(5514 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Who really knows what the Fiat is going to do with Jeep. If they can make it cheaper then they could move production there Hey Brown quit raising corp taxes

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2ChristianMathis(3 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

The man has no shame. He's lived by a different set of rules than the rest of us. It's ok to lie...heads he wins, tails we lose....

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3janeyblue(227 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

What you Dickocrats are saying is the fact checkers lied also. They said these statements were "technically accutare. This must mean the dickocrat that is POTUS has never lied. Yeah right.
Wait amd see what happens to your pay check, your disability checks. Hope and change has become hjfor a ch

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4WarrenRicheyKid(169 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

"GM and Chrysler are in the pay of the Democrats," says the Tea Party Chorus. I'd bet on hearing this tune from Tea Country very soon. Or from the Moaning Valley crowd, even sooner.

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