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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

Campaign 2012

Obama Ad Hits Romney on Two Numbers: 47 and 14.1


A new television ad from the Obama campaign is taking aim at Mitt Romney over two numbers that have been in the news lately: the 47 percent who don’t pay federal income taxes, and the 14.1 percent tax rate that Romney paid in his 2011 returns.


The ad, called “No Taxes,” continues the Obama campaign’s effort to paint the GOP challenger as wealthy and out-of-touch, using his words from leaked tape of an event in which Romney says "My job is not to worry about those people." Retorts a narrator:Doesn't the President have to worry about everyone?”

And while mentioning his 14.1 percent tax rate, a narrator says, “He keeps millions in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.”

Though Romney released a summary of his returns dating back two decades on Friday, the ad claims “He won’t release his tax returns before 2010.”


The ad will be airing in Ohio this week, according to the campaign, where Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan will be campaigning.


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