Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012

Meet Richard Hayes, ‘Mitt Romney’s garbageman’ in new Obama ad

“My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney’s trash. We’re kind of like the invisible people, you know. He doesn’t realize you know that the service we provide, you know, if it wasn’t for us you know, it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash.”

A labor union that supports President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has released this new ad that features a sanitation worker collecting trash outside Mitt Romney’s multimillion-dollar California mansion.

Picking up 15, 16 tons by hand, you know that takes a toll on your body. When I’m 55, 60 years old, I know my body’s going to be break down. Mitt Romney doesn’t care about that.”

The AFSCME, one of the top three big labor unions in the United States, endorsed Obama’s re-election bid last December and vowed to spend more than $100 million to support his campaign. Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, was present for the endorsement.

In June, Lee Saunders, AFSCME’s first black president, said at its annual convention: “We must work our hearts out to re-elect President Obama.”

Richard Hayes, Mitt Romney’s garbageman, stars in new pro-Obama ad

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