Romney Ohio ad hits Obama over auto bailout
(CNN) -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a new television ad Wednesday which criticized President Barack Obama over the auto bailout.
The spot, titled "Dream," features Al Zarzour, a car dealership owner from Lyndhurst, Ohio, saying that under the bailout measure, "the dream... that we worked so hard for, was gone."
"I received a letter from General Motors. They were suspending my credit line. We had 30-some employees that were out of work," he says in the spot.
Romney has argued the bailout was not the best solution to right the then-struggling auto industry, and has instead argued that a "managed bankruptcy" process would have been preferable. That is what ultimately happened, he has said.
Romney's campaign did not say where the ad would air nor how much would be behind the spot.
Obama's campaign has also aired advertisements centered around the bailout, including one in which an autoworker explains how the bailout helped him.
"Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry. He wasn't gonna let it just die, and I'm driving in this morning because of that, because of him," Brian Slagle of Ohio says.
Romney's campaign also on Wednesday released a web video hammering Obama over unemployment.
The video cites the unemployment rate, job losses, and household income under Obama's tenure, and says, "Americans need a change. We need a new president."