The Loudoun County Democratic Committee responded today to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Loudoun County:
“While we appreciate the fact that Governor Romney recognizes Loudoun County as an important swing county in a vital swing state, Mr. Romney has made clear – through his statements during the campaign, and his actions as Governor of Massachusetts – that his policies would be disastrous for residents of Loudoun and throughout Virginia,” LCDC Chair Evan Macbeth stated.
According to his campaign, Governor Romney will discuss how he would “put jobs first” if elected, yet Romney’s job creation record as Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 is nothing to brag about.
“While Mitt Romney was Governor, Massachusetts dropped to 47th out of 50 states in job creation,” State Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun) stated. “Manufacturing jobs declined by 14 percent – twice the national average – and Governor Romney’s policies put more than 40,000 people out of work. In fact, more jobs have been created in Massachusetts under President Obama than under Mitt Romney when he was Governor-four-and-a-half times as many.”
“Romney Economics didn’t work for Massachusetts,” Senator Herring stated. “It won’t work for Virginia and it won’t work for Loudoun County.”