Obama Campaign to Emphasize Benefits of Bailout on Michigan Businesses
It's hard these days to figure out just what exactly presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's stance was on the auto bailouts. He was against it? He was for it? He suggested the blueprint for salvation?
Well, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign feels it's pretty clear that the president was for it, and will launch a statewide effort this week to highlight how communities and industries in Michigan benefited from the bailout that resuscitated Chrysler and GM from their death beds.
The Detroit News reports the campaign will spotlight the benefits on other manufacturers, restaurants, tourist spots and other businesses.
The News reported that Michigan's top Dem Sen. Carl Levin will launch the "Michigan Road to Recovery Tour" with a call to the press.
Meanwhile, the News reports that Romney will visit at least three cities across mid and western Michigan on June 19 as part of a bus tour in multiple states dubbed "Every Town Counts."
The latest poll shows Romney and the president in a neck-and-neck race in Michigan.