Dem super PAC ad ties Romney to Medicare fraud
October 31st, 2012
03:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Dem super PAC ad ties Romney to Medicare fraud

(CNN) - A new ad from the Democratic group Priorities USA escalates the battle over Medicare, connecting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to Medicare fraud.

"Romney was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare," the narrator in the ad says. "Now, Romney's plan would end Medicare as we know it."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain in new TV ad
October 23rd, 2012
03:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Pro-Obama super PAC brings back Bain in new TV ad

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new television ad on Tuesday, bringing Mitt Romney's former private equity firm back into the line of fire.

In the 30-second spot, "Same Promises," five individuals talk about losing their jobs after Bain Capital bought their employers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
September 30th, 2012
02:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Bain executive: Attacks against company are 'hyperbole'

(CNN) – An executive at Bain Capital, the private equity firm where Mitt Romney's was once CEO, described the attacks against his company this election year as an expected exaggeration.

"Hyperbole has been part of elections since the days of John Adams," Steve Pagliuca, a Democrat, said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria, GPS." "I think from Bain Capital's perspective, people discount that hyperbole. They know it's hyperbole."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
Romney's profit 'harvest' in latest video from Mother Jones
September 28th, 2012
10:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney's profit 'harvest' in latest video from Mother Jones

(CNN) – The left-leaning publication that posted the secretly-recorded videos of Mitt Romney that included his controversial "47%" comments is online with a new, older video where the GOP candidate describes a mission to "harvest" small businesses while at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded.

Mother Jones posted video taken in 1985 of Romney describing how the his firm was formed and the company's goal to buy stakes in start-up businesses, manage them for between five and eight years and then "harvest them at a significant profit."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney
Romney defends 'sterling' business record
August 30th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney defends 'sterling' business record

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's team released perhaps its most thorough response yet to attacks against the GOP candidate's business record, unveiling a new website Thursday that highlights his career as a private equity executive.

The website, www.sterlingbusinesscareer.com, was debuted just hours before Romney is set to take the stage at the Republican National Convention and accept his party's nomination for president.
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Romney lays out Bain lessons key to his presidential bid
August 23rd, 2012
11:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney lays out Bain lessons key to his presidential bid

(CNN) - In an opinion piece published Thursday evening, the presumed GOP presidential candidate touted lessons gleaned during his time heading the private equity firm Bain Capital as having prepared him to handle the presidency.

"The lessons I learned over my 15 years at Bain Capital were valuable in helping me turn around the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City," he wrote in the op-ed, which was published to the website of The Wall Street Journal.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney
August 23rd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
2 years ago

FORTUNE: Gawker's worthless 'Bain files'

FORTUNE – Gawker today published what it's calling The Bain Files, hundreds of pages of audited financials and private placement memoranda for old Bain Capital funds. Let me save you some time: There is nothing in there that will inform your opinion of Mitt Romney.

How do I know? Because I saw many of the exact same documents months ago, after requesting them from a Bain Capital investor. What I quickly learned that that there was virtually nothing of interest, except perhaps for private equity geeks learning exactly how much Bain paid for a particular company back in 2006. Sure I would have loved the pageviews, but not at the expense of tricking readers into clicking on something of so little value.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney
Pro-Obama super PAC releases (less contentious) ad
August 10th, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC releases (less contentious) ad

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC that launched a controversial ad earlier this week, came out with a new spot on Friday–one sure to draw less scrutiny.

In the new ad, a former employee at a steel plant purchased by Romney's former private equity firm, Bain Capital, talks about how his life changed after the plant shuttered its doors.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Another viral video: 'Romney Girl' goes for a 'fantastic' ride
August 9th, 2012
11:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Another viral video: 'Romney Girl' goes for a 'fantastic' ride

(CNN) – Parodying the '90s top 40 hit "Barbie Girl," a new music video titled "Romney Girl" has hit the internet mocking Mitt Romney's offshore accounts and undisclosed tax returns with the familiar Democratic refrain that the Republican candidate's wealth makes him out of touch with the average American.

On Tuesday, a video parody of Gotye's recent hit "Somebody that I used to know" generated buzz with a video harping on Obama for not fulfilling the promise of his 2008 campaign.
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Filed under: Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Taxes
July 26th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney in Piers Morgan interview: Stop attacking success

(CNN) – Following weeks of questions over Mitt Romney's personal wealth, the presumptive GOP nominee said Thursday that criticism of the nation's wealthy, including his family, would lead to economic demise.

"There are people who are trying to attack success and are trying to attack our success; that's not going to be successful," Romney said in an interview to air Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "When you attack success you have less of it, and that's what we've seen in our economy over the last few years."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
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