Clint Eastwood stars in TV ad supporting Romney

Clint Eastwood stars in TV ad supporting Romney

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CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 09: Director Clint Eastwood speaks onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Morgan Freeman will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 19 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Clint Eastwood is starring in a new ad to support Republican Mitt Romney’s election to the White House.

The “Dirty Harry” actor criticizes President Barack Obama’s economic record over video of a shuttered factory and an unemployment line. Eastwood says a second term would be a, quote, “rerun of the first and our country just couldn’t survive that.”

The ad closes with a close-up of the Academy Award-winner facing the camera and arguing that the country needs Romney to turn things around.

The independent Republican group American Crossroads unveiled the ad Wednesday. It is part of a $12.6 million, three-ad buy in seven swing states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, berating an empty chair meant to represent Obama.

 

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