The Gloves Come Off Now That Romney's Clinched

Planned Parenthood goes after Mitt, Mitt goes after Solyndra
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2012 11:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Now that Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the fight is on. An update on the lines of attack being launched now that we know for sure it's Obama vs. Romney:

  • The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is targeting Romney with one of its biggest political ad campaigns ever. A new video spot claims Romney will deny women access to birth control and cancer screenings, take away abortion rights, and not support equal pay for women. The campaign hits hard where it hurts, as Romney is already trailing President Obama among women, the New York Times notes.

  • Meanwhile, the AP reports that Obama has opened up a new line of attack, with advisers pointing out that the Massachusetts economy increased in debt and lagged in job creation while Romney was governor.
  • And Romney's not sitting this one out: With the Obama campaign relentlessly attacking his record at Bain Capital, Romney is now going after Obama over the Solyndra debacle. If Bain Capital is Romney's private equity problem, then his campaign is attempting to paint Solyndra as Obama's public equity problem, Politico notes. Pro-Romney super PACs American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity are also getting in on the anti-Solyndra ad blitz.

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