Olympians help Romney to go for the gold [VIDEO]

Holly Bensur Contributor
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Mitt Romney has at least a few Olympians singing his praises.

Former figure skater and gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi appears in an ad sponsored by the pro-Romney Restore Our Future super PAC.

Yamaguchi also supported the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign by appearing with the candidate at a February event remembering the Salt Lake City Olympics, Politico reports.

As the new leader of the Salt Lake City Olympics, “[Romney] faced a $400 million budget deficit and turned that around to a $100 million surplus,” Fraser Bullock, the COO of the 2002 Winter Games, says in the ad.

Two other gold medalists, speed skater Derek Parra and skeleton racer Jimmy Shea, thank Romney for his Olympic fiscal plan in the ad.

Yamaguchi worked as a goodwill ambassador to the 2002 games.

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