(CNN) - A television advertisement released Saturday points to a newspaper report that Mitt Romney's former financial firm helped companies outsource, and questions whether the presumptive Republican presidential nominee would be as tough on China as he has pledged.
"Mitt Romney's not the solution," the narrator says in the 30-second spot. "He's the problem."
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The ad quotes from a late-June Washington Post report which said financial documents show Bain Capital, Romney's private equity firm, "owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components."
Since it was published, Obama's campaign has referenced the article in a series of ads.
But the website FactCheck.org said that "some of the claims in the ads are untrue, and others are thinly supported." The latest ad, titled "The Problem," is not included in the FactCheck.org analysis, but includes some similar claims.
Team Obama has sharply criticized Romney both for the practices of Bain including outsourcing. Vice President Joe Biden said in Iowa last month that Romney has "been very good at creating jobs – overseas," and Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod last month called Romney the "outsourcer in chief."
The new ad shows Romney expressing his discontent with China "taking our jobs and taking a lot of our future," but alleges he "made a fortune letting it happen."
The Republican candidate has said that, if elected president, he would designate China a currency manipulator, which would allow the United States to more aggressively confront and counteract Chinese financial policy actions that make their own exports cheaper than those of other countries.
A Romney ad which began airing last month in Ohio examined his hypothetical first day in the White House, when he "stands up to China, demands a level playing field for our businesses and workers."
The Obama ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, the campaign said.
As the president set off on a campaign bus tour to Ohio and Pennsylvania this past week, the Obama administration announced it would seek assistance from the World Trade Organization in dealing with Chinese tariffs on U.S.-manufactured automobiles.
Obama’s campaign recently bought $25 million in ad time for July in those states plus Pennsylvania, according to a Republican ad buying source.