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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Obama campaign Backfires: Steel worker's wife who features in shock attack ad blaming Romney for her cancer death had her OWN health insurance

The most brutal political ad of the 2012 election has blown up in the Obama campaign's face after blatant deceptions were revealed in the story of a woman who died of cancer following the closure of a steel mill owned by Mitt Romney's venture capital firm.

Joe Soptic, who has appeared in an anti-Romney ad before, links the loss of his job and health benefits at a plant in Kansas City, Missouri, to his wife Ilyona succumbing to stage four cancer in the new commercial titled 'Understands.' Mr Soptic says Romney doesn't know what his private equity firm did to workers, 'and further, I don't think he's concerned.'

However, it has come to light that Mrs Soptic had her own health insurance from her employer for years after her husband was laid off.

Furthermore, the plant closed in 2001 - when Romney was no longer involved in the daily operation of the company - and Mrs Soptic died five years later in 2006. Read More