Romney ad promises 'smaller, simpler and smarter' government

Mitt Romney hit New Hampshire on Tuesday with his first television ad buy, timed to target President Obama on his visit to the state. 

The ad, which premiered on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" Monday night and in New Hampshire on Tuesday, seeks to contrast "Candidate Obama" with "President Obama," according to Romney. Romney's campaign is spending $134,000 for the ads, which are scheduled to run until Sunday.

In the ad, Romney pledges that he will bring a "smaller, simpler and smarter approach to government, getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states and finally, making government itself more efficient."

"We have a moral responsibility not to spend more than we take in," Romney says.

President Obama is visiting the Granite State on Tuesday to promote his administration's job-creation agenda. Obama will call for lawmakers to pass a payroll tax cut extension.

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