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Romney’s Jeep Claim called the Political “Lie of the Year”

Campaign ad wins “four Pinocchios.”

by on Dec.13, 2012

GOP candidate Romney wound up taking fire from both Chrysler and General Motors for his claims during the final weeks of campaigning.

It looks as if Mitt Romney won something after all for his expensive campaign to become President of the United States despite his loss to the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama.

PolitiFact has selected Romney’s claim that Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 “Lie of the Year.” The site itself has notably been praised for holding politicians on all sides of the spectrum accountable for comments, claims and ads.

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“People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election,” the influential web site noted.

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Chrysler CEO Marchionne Calls Out Romney Over False Jeep Ads

Exec pulled into political fray over "inaccurate" claims Jeep moving to China.

by on Oct.30, 2012

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may have wanted to sit out the election but he's been pulled into the fray.

Despite declaring his desire to stay out of this year’s presidential battle, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has found himself drawn into the fray as he responded to a series of comments and political ads by GOP contender Mitt Romney, which he called “inaccurate.”

The Italian-born Marchionne made it clear in a note sent to Chrysler employees that statements and advertising by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggesting the company was moving Jeep production from its assembly complex in Toledo, Ohio to China was simply not true.

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“Chrysler Group’s production plans for the Jeep brand have become the focus of public debate,” the Chrysler CEO said in the statement that was also released to the media.

The domestic auto industry has become a central topic of debate between President Barack Obama, who approved the largest portion of an $84 billion government bailout of Chrysler and General Motors, and his Republican rival – Romney arguing against the rescue effort but also trying to claim he helped to save the two makers by demanding a “structured” bankruptcy.

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