Obama’s pre-debate attack plan

On Monday morning, the Obama campaign announced that a team of Massachusetts politicians would fan out to battleground states and position themselves in advance of Wednesday's debate to "tell the truth" about Republican Mitt Romney's record while governor of the state.

Officials planned to travel to Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. They include: Majority Leader Ron Mariano, Rep. Steve Walsh, Rep. Martha “Marty” Walz, Rep. Han Naughton, Rep. Linda Forry, Rep. Bill Straus, Rep. John Scibak, Mayors Setti Warren, Joe Curatone, and Rob Dolan and Boston City Council member Felix Arroyo.

"They are in a unique position to tell voters across the country about Romney’s record of failed leadership and failed policies in Massachusetts, which included slashing funding for education and job training while raising taxes and fees on middle class families and small businesses," Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said. "The decisions Romney made in Massachusetts caused the state to fall behind badly: ranking 47th out of 50 in job creation and leading the nation in debt per-capita."

Obama's campaign released a video featuring some of these politicians last week. Here's a fact check on some of Democrats' claims about Romney's gubernatorial record.

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