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Mass. Auditor Trashes Romney, Defends Obama

Democrats say Romney was bad for the Bay State.

State Auditor Suzanne Bump vouched for President Barack Obama's record on jobs while jabbing at former Gov. Mitt Romney's job-creation credentials during an appearance Monday at the Democratic National Convention.

"Mitt Romney talked about his focus being on jobs … the reality is that he was not a job creator when he was in Massachusetts," said Bump at a Massachusetts delegation breakfast. "He used the same tired strategies of Republicans before him."

Criticism for Romney, who governed the state from 2003 to 2007, was plentiful at the morning event.

"We try to block out those dark years," said Chairman John Walsh. "But you have a responsibility to tell people about Mitt Romney."

Walsh contends the Bay State ranked 47th in job growth during Romney's tenure.

"He says he's good at job creation … The only evidence he provided (during his acceptance speech) is that he looks good in a suit," Walsh said.

The party chairman encouraged delegates to travel to New Hampshire, considered a battleground state in November, to tell voters there about Romney's record.

Speakers on Tuesday also rallied Democrats to support Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat challenging U.S. Senator Scott Brown's bid for a second term.

salemst September 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Really? * At the end of Romney's governorship the unemployment rate was ar 4.7%--lower than I believe the 5.8% or so when he arrived. * His last year we ranked 28th in jobs--we were 50th when he arrived. * He reversed a $3 Billion budget deficit into a $2 Billion surplus. By the way, Did Ms Bump realize Romney had a 145-15 Democrat House, 35-5 Democrat Senate, 4-3 liberal State Supreme Court from 2005-2007, and a political registration here of 42% Democrat, 42% Independent, and 12% Republican? I didn't think so
Bob Samson September 05, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Bump does not understand the word Bipartisan.

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