4:59 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
President Obama's campaign and a key leader among Virginia Democrats are taking issue with what Romney had to say to a crowd in Salem on Tuesday afternoon.
The Democratic party has repeatedly said that Romney is throwing out a message, but it is one he did not live up to as a former governor.
"George Bush inherited a surplus from Bill Clinton and then turned it into a larger deficit and Romney would embrace those same policies," says Dick Cranwell, a former Virginia democratic delegate.
The Obama campaign said this in a statement:
"While distorting the President's record in Virginia today, Mitt Romney failed to mention his long record of outsourcing and offshoring American jobs. Just last week, The Washington Post reported that as a corporate buyout specialist, Mitt Romney's companies were 'pioneers' in shipping American jobs to low-wage countries like China and India."
Obama supporters also turned out Tuesday morning for their own, much smaller rally not far from where Romney was speaking. They are still confident the President will take Virginia in November.
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