Mitt Romney, beating back a wave of new reports and political attacks concerning his record at Bain Capital, is making a primetime media blitz Friday. He plans to give interviews to all three major networks, plus two cable networks.
Romney will speak from Laconia, New Hampshire with reporters for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News and CNN Friday afternoon, with each segment possibly airing as soon as that night’s broadcast, the Romney campaign confirmed to TPM. Romney has typically been cautious in granting interviews, making his first appearance this election cycle on a non-FOX Sunday show just last month.
Romney’s campaign is on the defensive this week. It launched two new ads to rebut Democratic attacks alleging outsourcing and layoffs by the firm he founded, Bain Capital. The Obama campaign is also seizing on multiple reports of SEC filings listing Romney as “CEO,” “chairman of the board” and “sole stockholder” in Bain years after he left to run the Olympics, and demanding Romney release more information to clear up his role.
Politico first broke the news of the interviews.
David Taintor contributed to this report.
Benjy Sarlin is a reporter for Talking Points Memo and co-writes the campaign blog, TPM2012. He previously reported for The Daily Beast/Newsweek as their Washington Correspondent and covered local politics for the New York Sun.