Ad watch: Pro-Obama group ties Romney to Medicare fraud

Priorities USA, "Connect the Dots" 

What it says: "[Rick] Scott ran a company that paid a record fine for committing Medicare fraud. Then, as governor, Scott cut millions from health care. Romney was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare. Now, Romney’s plan would end Medicare as we know it."

What it means: A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that Romney is closing the gap with President Obama on who would better handle Medicare. This ad seeks to widen it by linking Medicare cuts to Medicare fraud. Florida's Gov. Scott did run a company involved in the biggest Medicare fraud case in history. Romney was on the board of Damon Corp. when fraud took place, but the activity began before Bain Capital's minority investment. Romney was not running the firm or charged with any wrongdoing. 

Who will see it: Florida.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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