Romney, Santorum to take on auto industry’s biggest name on MSNBC: ‘I am not a lobbyist’
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are set to take aim at the auto industry on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” this week.
Romney and Santorum will take to the airwaves Wednesday evening to take shots at the Big Three auto insurance companies.
“I am a lobbyist for the insurance industry,” Romney will say on the show.
“We are fighting against a regulatory system that is out of control, where the only way for companies to protect their shareholders is through a government program.”
The debate is expected to be the biggest test of Romney’s presidential bid, which is expected come Nov. 6.
The former Massachusetts governor is currently leading polls in Iowa, where polls have him leading in the early states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The Republican Party’s national convention is on Thursday in Tampa.
Romney’s challenger in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich, has said that he is willing to take a position on the issue of insurance regulation if that would be politically advantageous to him.
“What I have said before is I am not going to put myself in the middle of the debate on the auto bailout,” Gingrich told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in July.
“The question is, do I have a position where the auto insurance industry will get better?”
Gingrich has not yet offered his position.