(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign is pointing to a new story in the Washington Post that details criticism of President Barack Obama for allowing domestic jobs to shift overseas.
"American jobs have been shifting to low-wage countries for years, and the trend has continued during Obama's presidency," states the article, published online Monday night.
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Romney's campaign was quick to email the article to reporters that same night, as well as Tuesday morning.
"It turns out President Obama is the outsourcer. You certainly won't hear about this from the Obama campaign," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in one of the emails.
The story mentions that then-candidate Obama promised in 2008 to overhaul the tax code to discourage companies from moving jobs overseas. He has also made similar calls throughout his presidency. However, the report says, "the broad tax changes have not happened."
"While White House officials say they have been waiting on Congress to act, Obama's critics, primarily on the political left, say he has repeatedly failed in other ways to protect American jobs from being moved overseas," the report reads. "They point to a range of actions they say he should have taken: confronting China, reining in unfettered trade and reworking a U.S. visa program that critics say ends up sending high-tech jobs abroad."
It mentions a study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that shows large American companies in 2010 "barely added any workers in the United States, increasing their numbers by 0.1 percent, while they expanded their foreign workforce by 1.5 percent." To be fair, it emphasizes that the trend is "business as usual" and points to similar rates between 2004 and 2010.
The story follows a report the Post published last month hitting Romney's private equity firm, Bain Capital, for investing in companies that the newspaper labeled "pioneers" in the practice of outsourcing.
Democrats immediately seized on the story and have since been citing the report in an onslaught attacks against Romney, with his campaign calling the candidate a would-be "outsourcer-in-chief."
Now, Republicans are throwing the same term back at Obama, using the Washington Post article to bolster their argument.
"President Obama's policies have encouraged American jobs to move overseas and he's sent taxpayer dollars to foreign-owned companies," Romney spokeswoman Saul said in a separate statement. "Sometimes the truth hurts, and it's clear the President's failed economic policies are hurting American workers."
The Republican National Committee launched a new website Tuesday pointing to what it describes as Obama policies that fail to prevent the loss of jobs to overseas markets.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will appear in Iowa ahead of the president's trip Tuesday to blast Obama over his record of "outsourcing."
"President Obama has promised over and over that he would focus on creating 'jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced' but his record speaks otherwise," Priebus said in a statement. "The Outsourcer-In-Chief is going around the country touting his 'jobs record,' but the only positive record he has is creating jobs in faraway places like Finland and South Korea."
The president's campaign, however, says Obama has "fought continuously" to end tax cuts for companies that outsource. It highlights recent trade agreements the president signed with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, as well as action taken against China "to ensure an even playing field for American workers."
"That's a record that stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who personally profited from investments in companies that were pioneers in shipping American jobs to India and China, vetoed legislation that would have prevented outsourcing MA jobs, and currently supports a tax policy that would encourage companies to ship American jobs overseas," said press secretary Ben LaBolt in a statement.
He continued: "We understand that the Romney campaign wants us to share in their outsourcing misery, but the record doesn't support their attacks."
– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.