Mitt Romney launched a TV commercial in North Carolina on Monday about welfare even though it clearly maligns President Barack Obama's record.
The new ad, "Long History," is a repackaged version of a controversial line of attack Romney's camp debuted last week. In the 30-second spot, Romney claims that Obama's plan for welfare doesn't including work requirements. PolitiFact rated it "Pants on Fire" and Factcheck.org said it "distorts the facts."
The Romney campaign did not release information on where the ad is appearing or how often it will run.
See the script below:
VIDEO TEXT: “Do You Support Work For Welfare?”
VOICEOVER: “Do You Support Work For Welfare?”
VOICEOVER: “Barack Obama has a long history of opposing work for welfare.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Opposes Work For Welfare”
STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA, June 8, 1998: “I Was Not A Huge Supporter Of The Federal Plan That Was Signed In 1996.”
VOICEOVER: “On July 12th, Obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare.”
VIDEO TEXT: “The Heritage Foundation: ‘Obama Guts Welfare Reform’”
VOICEOVER: “You wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Drops Work Requirements”
VIDEO TEXT: “Mitt Romney’s Plan Is Different”
VOICEOVER: “Mitt Romney strongly believes work must be part of welfare.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Work Must Be Part Of Welfare”
VOICEOVER: “The Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class”
VIDEO TEXT: “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class”
VOICEOVER: “It’ll put work back in welfare.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Put Work Back In Welfare”
MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.”