Romney “rescued an Olympics hit by scandal…”

Claim:  “He rescued an Olympics hit by scandal; took over a state facing huge deficits, and he turned it around without raising taxes, vetoing hundreds of bills.”

Ad(s): Now You See the Problem

Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future

Air Dates: Dec. 8, 2011 – Feb. 7, 2012

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $66,112 ($132,225 Total)

Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Charlestown (SC), Myrtle Beach, Columbia (SC), Greenville (SC), Greenville (SC), Minneapolis

Washington Post The Fact Checker’s Summary: “Restore our Future deserves two Pinocchios for its comments about the Romney vetoes, and two more for its assertions about the former governor turning around the Bay State’s finances without tax hikes. But the ad redeems itself with its claim about the Olympics and, to a much lesser extent, its remarks about Bain’s job-creating prowess. Overall, the PAC earns two Pinocchios.” Click here to read more