In an effort to head off former Sen. Rick Santorum’s push on manufacturing in the key Super Tuesday state of Ohio, Mitt Romney this morning announced an “Ohio Manufacturers for Romney” coalition. A search of Recovery.gov shows that the corporations of two members of the group received nearly $1.6 million in Recovery Act funds.
Lincoln Electric of Cleveland received a sub-award of $1,125,00 on April 7, 2010 from the Ohio Department of Communications Development for an energy-related project in Euclid, Ohio. RPM International of Medina received two sub-awards in 2010, totaling $458,758 for two U.S. Army projects.
Romney, meanwhile, recently used the occasion of the Recovery Act’s third anniversary to continue attacking the law:
The Congressional Budget Office reported last week that up to 2 million people were employed in December because of the stimulus. Manufacturing jobs have also grown for the past two years in a row after previously seeing no annual growth at all since 1997.