The Washington Post's Philip Rucker reports that Mitt Romney's campaign will launch a new round of attacks against Barack Obama this week, accusing him of crony capitalism.
The overall effort, under the branding “Obama’s Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” will highlight alleged administration favoritism toward more than 200 Obama donors.
The campaign will push the theme through online videos, appearances by Romney surrogates and messages tailored to battleground states, as well as Spanish-language and other specialty media. Campaign officials said they are considering television advertisements as well.
Rucker notes that this is a calculated effort to put Obama on the defensive after the Bain controversy that's engulfed Romney.
It's also an addition to his usual attacks on the economy which have dominated his efforts, so far.
[Hat tip: Peter Hamby]