New Obama Ad Attacks Romney On Jobs, Swiss Bank Account

by InvestorPlace Staff | May 1, 2012 5:36 pm

[1]President Barack Obama’s campaign has released a new advertisement today attacking Mitt Romney’s record[2] on job-creation and accusing him of shipping jobs overseas.

The ad then goes on to say “It’s just what you would expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.”

The campaign is running the advertisement in three crucial swing states: Ohio, Iowa, and Virginia. In addition to targeting Romney, the ad hits at “Big Oil” for running anti-Obama ads, meant as a reference to efforts by conservative political action group Americans for Prosperity, financed in part by the Koch brothers. Americans for Prosperity recently began a $6.1 million campaign criticizing Obama’s “green energy” initiatives.

Criticism of Romney’s off-shore accounts can also be found on the Obama campaign web site, which has a map of countries[3] where Romney has invested and saved money.

The complete Obama advertisement can be viewed below.

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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