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September 19th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Gov. Bob McDonnell: Romney's recorded remarks don't need 'any reframing'

The Romney campaign is on the defensive following the release of secretly recorded remarks about “the 47 percent” made by the Republican nominee at a private fundraiser. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), chief of the Republican Governors Association and surrogate of the campaign, defends Mitt Romney on Starting Point.

“I don't think there's any reframing to do," the Virginia governor argues. "This is what Governor Romney's been talking about for six months in making his case that the Obama record of eight percent unemployment for 43 months and a debt of $16 trillion is just unacceptable, that he can do better.”

McDonnell criticizes the Obama campaign, stating that Romney offers a more specific plan than the president. “[Romney's] laid out, I think, a very clear five-point plan for the middle class with increased trade, more workforce development, investing in young people, investing in small business to help the entrepreneurs grow. Reducing the national debt, and promoting American energy," McDonnell says.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Barack Obama • Mitt Romney
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