Yesterday we told you about the Priorities USA ad featuring Joe Soptic, a former worker at the GST Steel plant here and long a critic of the 2001 decision to close the plant.
In the ad Soptic says his wife died in part because she failed to get medical treatment after he lost insurance coverage from GST Steel.
Several reporters have pointed out that 1) Romney says he had left GST by 2001, 2) Soptic's wife died in 2006, and 3) apparently had at least some health coverage for a time.
But Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul is facing big heat for a statement made to Fox News suggesting Soptic's spouse might have survived had she lived in Massachusetts -- because of Romneycare, the predecessor to Obamacare.
"If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” she said.
UPDATED: Rush Limbaugh is particularly agitated.
Generally, Romney has avoided stories about health care reform in the state he governed.
UPDATED: For those who missed our July story on the role of the Obama bundler with Bain, click here. If you'd like.
Here's the ad again.