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Romney fights back; information is "false and deceptive and dishonest"

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is in damage control. Romney appeared on CNN and several other news networks fighting back against attacks made by the Obama campaign.

The sharpest attack came this week with the Obama campaign calling into question his exit from the financial firm Bain Capital.

CNN contributors John Avlon and Reihan Salam and Michael Waldman, the Fmr. Director of Speechwriting for Pres. Clinton go OutFront.

Acosta interview: Romney's spirited Bain rebuttal

Following a week of some of the sharpest attacks yet on his management of the financial firm Bain Capital, Mitt Romney offered a vocal defense Friday of his tenure there and strongly disputed reports he left the firm years later than he has previously said.

"There's nothing wrong with being associated with Bain Capital, of course," Romney said in an interview with CNN's Jim Acosta. "But the truth is that I left any role at Bain Capital in February of 1999."

The Democratic criticisms, combined with a series of recent news articles looking into what is and isn't known of Romney's complicated financial portfolio, are simply "an effort on the part of the president's campaign to divert attention from the fact that the president has been a failure when it comes to reigniting the American economy," Romney said of President Barack Obama.

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