President Obama has rolled out a pair of new TV ads in the battleground state of Virginia.
The ads criticize Republican challenger Mitt Romney for raising taxes and failing to create jobs as governor of Massachusetts, part of a larger campaign to draw attention to what Obama’s campaign calls Romney’s failed economic policies.
In “Mosaic,”Obama accuses Romney of raising more than 1,000 taxes and fees totaling more than $1.5 billion. In “Come and Go,” Obama attacks Romney for outsourcing call center jobs to India instead of hiring workers from his own state.
The ads are also airing in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.
A spokesman for the Romney campaign in Virginia called the ads “the latest effort by the Obama campaign to distract attention from the President’s failed policies that have led to high unemployment and falling incomes.”
“Mitt Romney was a successful businessman and governor with a decades-long record of helping to create American jobs, in contrast to President Obama’s hostility to free enterprise that has left millions of Americans out of work,” said Curt Cashour, Virginia communications director for the campaign.