Ad watch: Mitt Romney targets welfare again

Mitt Romney, "Can't Afford Another Term"

What it says: "If you want to know President Obama’s second term agenda, look at his first: gutted the work requirement for welfare. Doubled the number of able-bodied adults without children on food stamps. Record unemployment."

What it means: The ad invokes a discredited claim from a previous Romney ad claiming that President Obama ended the work requirement for welfare. Here the language is a little more vague. But welfare is again used as a wedge issue in a play for middle-class voters.  

Who will see it: The ad was not announced by the campaign. According to the Huffington Post it's running in Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, and Virginia, along with Rochester, N.Y. and Las Vegas.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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