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June 12th, 2012
06:53 PM ET

'Welcome to the 'Out of Context' campaign

Washington (CNN) – The latest ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign accuses Mitt Romney of being "number one in state debt" during his time as governor of Massachusetts.

"Eighteen billion dollars in debt. More debt per person than any other state in the country," the spot states.

But the ad leaves out some important context. The state was already $16 billion in debt at the end of Romney's first year in office. Under Romney's watch, that debt load rose by $2.5 billion to $18.5 billion, a 16% increase. However, that smaller, less sexy 16% figure is left out of the spot.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Mitt Romney
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  1. Manning El Paso, TX

    The GOP and Mitt Romney know the national debt came from Bush inherited by Obama, but they turn it around say it was created by Obama. Romney got snake bit by Obama, Romney proving to be a cry baby.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm |

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