Ad links Obama to criticism of Ann Romney

May 9, 2012 - 9:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent group backing Mitt Romney has launched a TV ad tying President Barack Obama to negative comments about Romney's wife by two Obama supporters.

Restore Our Future, a super PAC run by former Romney advisers, is running the ad in the battleground states of Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire and Ohio.

The ad highlights comments by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and talk-show host Bill Maher suggesting Ann Romney had never worked.

Mrs. Romney raised five sons but did not work outside the home.

The ad concludes by saying "Happy Mother's Day from Barack Obama's team."

Rosen is not connected to Obama's campaign. Maher contributed $1 million to a super PAC supporting Obama's re-election.