May 22nd, 2012
05:17 PM ET
By CNN White House Correspondents Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Obama campaign is targeting Mitt Romney’s record not just in private business but now his public sector job as well—part of an effort to undermine his credibility.
“As governor he slashed funding for education, worker training and manufacturing and vetoed legislation that would have prevented outsourcing,” said campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.
Senior administration officials suggested Romney’s tenure as governor had been virtually ignored by the candidate himself and pointing that out to Americans was a relevant argument.
They’re driving that theme hard in defense of attacks on their opponent’s role at private equity firm Bain Capital.