Following a week of attacks on his management of the financial firm Bain Capital, Mitt Romney defended of his tenure there and disputed reports he left the firm years later than he has previously said.
"There's nothing wrong with being associated with Bain Capital, of course," Romney said in an interview with CNN's Jim Acosta. "But the truth is that I left any role at Bain Capital in February of 1999."
The Democratic criticisms, combined with a series of recent news articles looking into what is known of Romney's complicated financial portfolio, are simply "an effort on the part of the president's campaign to divert attention from the fact that the president has been a failure when it comes to reigniting the American economy," Romney said of President Barack Obama.
Obama's campaign, he said, is "putting out information which is false and deceptive and dishonest" in its advertisements.
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