Ad War Update

May 10 2012 @ 7:30pm

The Obama campaign is running two new spots in Florida: 

The following ad leans on the recovery to ask voters to stay the course: 

A third highlights the story of Brian Slagle, an Ohio autoworker: 

Matt Negrin complicates Slagle's account: 

The Toledo Blade reported today that a Facebook page under Slagle’s name says that the auto-parts worker is an employee at Johnson Controls, a company based in Milwaukee that makes car batteries. The Republican National Committee notes that Johnson Controls got $299 million from the stimulus to make batteries. But after getting the money, the company built just one factory instead of two. The Washington Post reported that “because of lower-than-projected demand,” only the first was built and it’s at half capacity. The government fined Johnson Controls for “exposing employees to higher than permissible levels of lead.” And, in early April, the company laid off an unannounced number of workers to cut costs, after it reported weak results from January.

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