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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa on his presence at the 'reinvention convention' in Tampa, says there's an 'effort to bring in Madison Ave. types to remake Romney/Ryan'

In Tampa this week, it's not just Republicans in town for the convention. Over the next few days, you'll see a lot of Democratic faces in Florida, dogging and counter-pointing the GOP's every move.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, national co-chair for the Obama Campaign and chairmain for the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, is one of those Democratic voices in Tampa. He says his presence at the RNC is to remind voters what Republicans said during the primary season.

“I think there’s an effort to bring in Madison Avenue type ad people to remake Governor Romney and Mr. Ryan, and we want to set the record straight," he says. "I think it's important for people to remember what they said during the primary season, what [Romney] has done when he was in business, what he's done as governor. They talk a lot about job creation, and we know that he was 47th out of 50th, put more debt on the people per capita of Massachusetts during this time as governor than anybody else in the country.”

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