Claim: “Thousands [in China] owe their jobs to Mitt Romney’s companies.”
Ad(s): “Romney’s Gold”
Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action
Air Dates: Released July 25, pulled July 26
Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: Unknown (ad pulled)
Politifact Summary: “We found that two of the companies cited by Priorities Action USA employed workers in China during Romney’s active years as CEO. Another employed workers in China after Romney left to work for the Olympics, but before he severed ties with the company entirely. And we determined that two other companies the group cited are of questionable relevance for proving the ad’s point.
We concluded that it’s plausible that the first three companies we looked at employed “thousands” of workers in China, though we did not receive definitive evidence of that — much less whether they continue to employ that many workers today. On balance, we rated the claim it Half True.”