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Statement of NEA President Dennis Van Roekel Regarding Vanity Fair’s Reporting on Mitt Romney’s Personal Finance Practices

WASHINGTON - July 03, 2012 -

“Today’s Vanity Fair article has all the makings of a great mystery novel—off shore accounts in foreign tax havens, Swiss bank accounts, unsavory characters, entangled investments, money-laundering schemes. Unfortunately, it’s not a novel--it’s all too real. This is a reliable account of Mitt Romney’s financial history as head of Bain Capital. The people who got hurt along the way weren’t fictional characters—they were hardworking Americans. Turning our future over to Mitt Romney is just too big a risk.”

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