Published On: Wed, Jun 13th, 2012

President Obama new TV ad hits Romney on Massachusetts debt

President Obama’s re-election campaign has spent weeks trying to drive home the point that Massachusetts was at the back of the pack in job growth under Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, a new campaign TV ad touts a stat on which Romney’s state surged to the front — per capita debt.

“Number One,” a 30-second spot, claims Massachusetts debt grew $2.6 billion during Romney’s tenure between 2003 and 2007 to $18 billion, or $4,153 per person, according to Moody’s 2007 State Debt Medians cited in the ad.

“First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. That’s Romney economics,” the ad says.

The ad will air in nine battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — as part of an ad campaign described by aides as a “significant buy.”

Last week, the Obama campaign launched a $10 million ad blitz in the same states with its first TV spot focusing on Romney’s job creation promises as a gubernatorial candidate in 2002 and claiming he had “one of the worst economic records in the country.”

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