Obama super PAC will target Romney in New Hampshire
June 14th, 2012
10:58 AM ET

Obama super PAC will target Romney in New Hampshire

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's return to New Hampshire isn't going unnoticed by the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, which will air a television spot in the state slamming the Republican presidential candidate for his tenure as a venture capitalist.

Priorities USA Action will air the spot Friday as Romney returns to New Hampshire to kick off his six-state, five-day bus tour. Romney's first stop will be at the farm in Stratham where he officially declared his presidential bid last June.

The Priorities USA Action spot highlights the New Hampshire-based company Holson Burnes, which was acquired by Romney's firm Bain Capital and later shut down.

"When Mitt Romney visits New Hampshire, remember his record," text in the ad declares.


Topics: 2012 Election • Campaign • President Obama

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  1. Jake

    "...for his tenure as a venture capitalist."

    CNN is still parroting this line? He was in private equity. Venture capital is not the same thing. And it's important to distinguish the difference because private equity is considerably more sleazy.

    Due diligence at CNN!

    June 14, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • jean2009

      Ah but Bain does have Venture Capital Funds...also their vulture capitalist aim..

      Bain Capital is a Boston-headquartered alternative asset management and financial services company that specializes in private equity, venture capital, credit and public market investments.



      June 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  2. John

    The formation of Priorities USA was controversial among some Democrats because Obama has criticized Republican groups that do not disclose their donors — arguing that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has unleashed a flood of corporate donations that have distorted the political process. The party’s Senate leaders have been seeking, without success, to pass legislation that would require such groups to disclose their donors. Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold — author of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, which was weakened by the Citizens United ruling — told Huffington Post that Priorities USA’s founders are “playing with the Devil.”

    June 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  3. demwit

    Priorities USA Action – GOOD
    Crossroads of America – BAD

    June 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  4. Steveo

    You mean the record of increasing jobs and lowering taxes? THAT record?

    June 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm |