Republican Governors Tout Improving Economy As Romney Trashes It

Posted by | May 21, 2012 20:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Mr. Right

Mitt Romney has to make the case that the economy isn’t improving in order to win the presidency, but the facts don’t match up.

Republican governors in states across the country, including some states that will play a pivotal role in deciding the November election, are taking a different view of the situation. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), for instance, issued a press release this morning touting “encouraging indicators that Florida’s economy is steadily moving in the right direction,” telling his constituents that nearly a quarter-million jobs were available…

Scott isn’t alone. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R) web site featured a blog post touting the “thousands of Virginians working again” and the ways in which the state’s economy is recovering…

And during an April event with Romney, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told Otterbein University students that there are tens of thousands of open jobs and that “we’re doing much better in Ohio now“:

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