Chrysler Fights Mitt’s Jeep Claims

Fact checkers, unite! The Chrysler CEO on Tuesday pushed back against Mitt Romney’’s ads in Ohio that say the company is considering moving Jeep production from the state to China. In an email to employees, Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne insisted the company will not move existing U.S. production of Jeeps to China, despite the recent “public debate.” Although Marchionne does not mention Romney by name, the GOP candidate has lately been criticized for ads in Ohio that claim Chrysler is moving Jeep production to China, despite having received auto bailout funds. The ad misrepresents a Bloomberg article from last week that says Chrysler will be expanding production into China —but never says anything about shutting down any U.S. plants.