Cory Booker, an ardent supporter of Barack Obama, took an unusual swipe at the President on Sunday over his campaign’s Bain Capital attack ad against presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
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In the ad, construction workers who worked for companies owned by Bain Capital accuse Romney, the firm’s former CEO, of overseeing massive layoffs of blue-collar workers while protecting suit-wear executives.
The ad did not bode too well with Booker.
“As far as that stuff, I’d have to say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” Booker said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press. To me we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America. I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this, to me, I’m very uncomfortable with.”
The Star-Ledger reports that Booker’s campaign has raised funds from Wall Street firm.
(But what politician doesn’t?)
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