By Josh Lederman - 06/14/12 01:50 PM EDT
Bain responded to the ad by calling its suggestions about the company "simply false" and a distortion of the company's record.
"The Claremont, N.H. plant was closed in 2005, 10 years after Bain Capital sold its ownership stake in the company. During its ownership Bain Capital grew Holson Burnes dramatically, investing millions of dollars and a great deal of time to improve Holson Burnes’ competitiveness and building the Claremont, N.H. plant into the world’s largest manufacturing facility for photo albums," said Bain spokeswoman Charlyn Lusk.
But the Democratic super-PAC's top strategist, Bill Burton, maintained that Romney profited from layoffs and bankruptcies while New Hampshire families lost jobs and retirement benefits.
Priorities USA has been teaming up with other groups this cycle to bolster Obama and attack his GOP opponent. On Monday, the group announced it was joining forces with the Service Employees International Union to launch a $4 million blitz of Spanish-language ads targeting Romney.
Obama's campaign has moved away from attacks on Bain in recent weeks after blowback from Democrats who called out the campaign for attacking private equity. Instead, Obama's team has been focusing on Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts.
- This story was posted at 4:36 p.m. and has been updated.