WASHINGTON—The Obama campaign plans to release a new television ad in New Hampshire this week that highlights how the resurgence of the American auto industry has helped retore economic security to middle class families in the state.
The campaign, citing statistics from the Center for Automotive Research, said the auto industry supports over 23,000 jobs in New Hampshire, a full 2.7 percent of the state’s workforce.
In the 32-second ad, Obama speaks about his unpopular decision to bail out the auto industry.
“But I was convinced it was the right thing to do, because it wasn’t just the millions of jobs that were at stake,” he said. “What happened in Detroit can happen in all sorts of communities, where when you combine American innovation with the best workers in the world, we can succeed.”