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Huntsman campaign blasts Romney for laying off NH workers as his firm made millions
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign says jobs lost at a company managed by rival Mitt Romney counter his claims of being a job creator.
Huntsman's campaign and allies said Wednesday that Romney left more than 100 people jobless in New Hampshire while the company Romney ran reaped millions in profits.
An Associated Press report this week revealed that The Holson Burnes Group, which was controlled by Romney's Bain Capital LLC, closed plants in New Hampshire and South Carolina as it shipped other jobs overseas.
Bain eventually reaped more than $22 million in profits.
Romney's campaign says he ultimately created tens of thousands of jobs during his time at Bain. The former Massachusetts governor is spending the next several days on a bus tour of New Hampshire.