Just how many jobs did Romney create?

Mitt Romney's campaign is sending out inconsistent messages about the amount of jobs the presidential nominee created during his time at Bain Capital which invested in various businesses.

Mitt Romney's campaign is sending out inconsistent messages about the amount of jobs the presidential nominee created during his time at Bain Capital which invested in various businesses.

A frequent talking point of Romney's campaign  indicates that the firm's financing led to the creation of 100,000 jobs. Exactly how the former governor reached this number has been a source of controversy.

During a debate this past Saturday, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Romney to clarify the claim early in the debate. Romney said that the number was a net figure that he based on his time at Bain and after he left.

This differs from what his adviser Eric Fehrnstrom has said. Fehrnstrom told the Washington Post that the number comes from the jobs that exist at Staples, The Sports Authority, and Domino's now, not jobs created specifically while Romney was at Bain.

Democrats noticed the difference. While the debate was still underway, the Democratic National Committee pushed out a release to reporters under the subject line, “Romney's so-called job creation record at Bain continues to evolve.”

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