“Mitt Romney helped create more jobs in his private sector experience and more jobs as Governor of Massachusetts than President Obama has for the entire nation,” said Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul in a statement in response to the new Obama attack ad.
“President Obama has many questions to answer as to why his administration used the stimulus to reward wealthy campaign donors with taxpayer money for bad ideas like Solyndra, but 23 million Americans are still struggling to find jobs,” Saul added.
The campaign is also highlighting Sanofi, a Kansas City, Mo., company that has been awarded $80 million in stimulus funds, but is laying off hundreds of workers. The Sanofi job losses, the campaign is suggesting, should be viewed as Obama’s fault if Romney is blamed for the GST Steel losses.
Furthermore, during Romney’s time at Bain, the company invested in another steel company, Steel Dynamics, which is still thriving and has “generated $6.3 billion in revenue in 2011 while employing more than 6,000 American workers,” as Patrick reported earlier this year.