A Minnesotan who plays a prominent role in an anti-Mitt Romney ad will stop in Rochester as part of a statewide tour to campaign for President Barack Obama.
David Foster was the lead negotiator for steelworkers at GST Steel in Kansas City. The company went bankrupt in 1993 after being taken over by Bain Capital while Romney was at the helm. A total of 750 steelworkers lost their jobs. Foster will be taking part in Obama for America's "Minnesota Made" tour and is expected to talk about the importance of a strong manufacturing sector. The tour kicks-off in southern Minnesota with stops tomorrow in Mankato, Rochester and Winona.
Obama has blasted his Republican rival for his time at Bain Capital and the number of jobs eliminated. Romney has defended his time at the private equity firm, arguing that unlike Obama he has experience in the private sector and is better qualified to fix the economy.