A little more than five months to Election Day, and both sides in the presidential race are getting personal, each taking to the other's home turf to try to plead their case.
First it was a fmr. Governor Mitt Romney, making a surprise visit to the shuddered solar panel company Solyndra, which went bankrupt in less two years after receiving $535 million in stimulus money from the Obama administration. Governor Romney was there trying to focus attention on what he called a symbol of the Obama administration's failed economic policies as well as its use of cronyism.
"This building, this half a billion dollar taxpayer investment, represents a serious conflict of interest on the part of the President and his team," Romney says. "It's also a symbol of how the President thinks about free enterprise. Free enterprise to the President means taking money from the taxpayers and giving it freely to his friends."
The Obama administration took to the steps of the Massachusetts State House, with senior adviser David Axelrod appearing alongside former and current state officials and blasting Governor Romney's record as the state's former Governor. Romney supporters held a rebuttal news conference, among them Massachusetts Republican House Minority Leader Brad Jones, talks with Soledad this morning on the latest attacks in the race.