New Santorum ad in Michigan focuses on manufacturing and blue-collar workers

Chris Moody
February 24, 2012

DETROIT, Mich. -- Rick Santorum's presidential campaign released a new television ad that highlights his economic plan to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturing and focuses on blue-collar workers in the state.

The 30-second spot, which will run statewide over the weekend, also attacks Romney for supporting the federal government's bailout of the financial industry in 2008 while opposing the government's emergency loans to the auto industry. Santorum was against the auto bailouts too, but he also opposed the Wall Street loans, he says.

Watch the ad here:

As Rachel Hartman of Yahoo News reported from Pontiac this week, parts of Michigan where manufacturing jobs once thrived are still struggling with high unemployment, so Santorum's vow to boost the industry through tax cuts should play well in the state.

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