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On Job Creation, Obama Beats Romney

Mitt Romney had one of the weakest employment records in the nation as the governor of Massachusetts.

When Mitt Romney ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002, the private equity magnate said he was uniquely qualified to create jobs, particularly in the private sector, and to lure employers to the Bay State.

Instead, under his leadership the state was the fourth-weakest in the country for total job growth and the third-weakest for private-sector job growth — causing hundreds of thousands of his fellow residents to leave Massachusetts, seeking opportunities elsewhere, the data show.

Mr. Romney is making the exact same promises as GOP presidential candidate today, even touting his Massachusetts “job growth” record in a major economic policy speech last week. What would his national record be four years from now if he performed in the White House as he did in Boston? And what would it mean for Maryland?

The above excerpt was originally published in The Baltimore Sun. Click here to view the full article.

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Robert Lynch

Senior Fellow