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Supporter praises Romney for creating jobs with his mansion upgrade

By David Edwards
Friday, September 2, 2011 15:33 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken some heat for reportedly planning to quadruple the size of his $12 million California beachfront mansion, but at least one supporter is touting the jobs created by the massive upgrade.

“I want to tell you this,” a supporter told Romney during the opening of his Tampa headquarters Friday. “You created more jobs with your house than Barack Obama has in the last three and a half years.”

“That is true,” Romney replied.

The Romney campaign has argued that the mansion’s living space is only being doubled.

“The ‘quadrupling’ was a measurement of added non-living space, including a basement and garage,” according to the New Hampshire Union Leader‘s Joe McQuaid, who spoke to Romney about the expansion.

Romney and his wife Ann also own homes in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. They recently sold two other homes in Belmont, Massachusetts and near Park City, Utah for about $8.75 million.

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Sept. 2, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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