Obama campaign ad uses energy to draw contrast with Romney

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“President Obama’s clean energy initiatives have helped create jobs for projects across America, not overseas,” the Obama campaign’s new ad states.

“What about Mitt Romney?” the ad says. “As a corporate CEO, he shipped American jobs to places like Mexico and China. As governor, he outsourced state jobs to a call center in India.”

“It’s just what you expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account,” the ad concludes, a reference to the account, disclosed earlier this year, that was closed in 2010.

Update: The Romney campaign is striking back against the new ad.

"Unable to defend his failed record of 23 million Americans struggling for work, wasteful boondoggles like Solyndra, skyrocketing national debt, and unacceptably high energy prices, President Obama has once again resorted to attacking Mitt Romney. The American people have suffered enough over the last three years and deserve better," said Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg.

This post was updated at 8:49 a.m.