(CNN) - When Mitt Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002, the state was in an economic situation similar to where the country is now, Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said in a Friday interview on CNN's "The Situation Room."
"The state was in recession, in many ways the circumstances of the economy were similar to what the nation is facing now. We were losing thousands of jobs every month, the budget was completely unbalanced," he said. The Obama campaign points to 26 consecutive months of job creation, which began shortly after President Barack Obama took office.
"After four years, Mitt Romney had turned that situation completely around. The budget had been balanced four years in a row without raising taxes," Fehrnstrom said.