Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is attacking Mitt Romney’s job-creation record as governor of Massachusetts in a new web video released Tuesday.
The video, titled “#1 vs. #47,” lasts approximately a minute and a half, and compares Huntsman’s record while governor of Utah with Romney’s. The video cites numerous reports that said Utah was number one in job creation, while Massachusetts sunk to number 47.
“As the conservative Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman quietly, thoughtfully led Utah to leading the nation in job creation,” says the video’s narrator in the beginning.
“About the same time, another Governor led Massachusetts,” the narrator continues, “led them close to the very bottom.”
“Who can we trust to create jobs where Obama has failed? #1? Or #47?”
Team Huntsman released the video on the same day Romney is scheduled to unveil his own jobs plan in Nevada. The 160-page plan will include 59 different proposals. Romney wrote in an op-ed in USA Today that he would implement 10 of the proposals his first day in office as president.
Huntsman was the first Republican candidate to release a jobs plan last week.
“Americans searching desperately for a leader who is ready to turn the economy around should hope that the policies Governor Romney puts forth today are the exact opposite of what he actually implemented during his one-term as governor of Massachusetts,” Huntsman spokesperson Tim Miller said in a statement Tuesday morning.
“We already have one president with a dismal record on jobs; Americans aren’t looking for another one,” Miller added.
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