Obama with Booker, right, after Booker endorsed the then-senator for president, May 14, 2007. (AP/File)
Newark Mayor Cory Booker slammed the Obama campaign’s ad criticizing Mitt Romney’s record as the head of Bain Capital, and called for an end to”nauseating” attacks from both sides.
“I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” Booker, a Democrat, said in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday. “To me, it’s just we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America. Especially that I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people invest 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.”
The ad–released last week by the Obama re-election campaign–makes Booker, who endorsed Obama for president in 2008, “very uncomfortable,” he said.
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