Mitt Surrogate Praises Obama Aid

    FAIRFAX, VA - OCTOBER 26:  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) talks with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell after campaigning at the headquarters of the Fairfax County Republican Committee October 26, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia. Romney campaigned with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and thanked phone bank volunteers for their efforts in an upcoming state election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told CNN's State of the Union that President Obama's stimulus plan did assist his state during the economic crisis. “Did it help us in the short run with health care and education and spending to balance the budget? Sure,” McDonnell said. “Does it help us in the long term to really cut the unemployment rate? I’d say no.” He went on to say that some of Obama's policies have had a positive impact, but criticized his regulations. Obama and Romney surrogates have been exchanging heated remarks this week after Friday's jobs report showed a disappointing number of added jobs and a slight increase in the unemployment rate.

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