AP source: Bain-related workers to speak

An Obama campaign official says workers from Bain Capital-controlled companies will speak at the Democratic Party

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis. When Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he'll do it from a stage that puts him a little bit closer to the crowd inside the convention hall. His campaign hopes the evening ends with Americans feeling a little bit closer to the Republican presidential candidate, too. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Obama campaign official says workers from Bain Capital-controlled companies will speak at the Democratic Party's national convention.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ran Bain, a private equity firm, before getting into government. Democrats have tried to cast Romney as having pursued profits at the expense of workers while at Bain.

Democrats say the convention will be focused on Obama's plans for boosting the middle class.

Obama's campaign has featured Bain employees in television advertisements and conference calls.

The campaign official was not allowed to discuss the speakers' lineup publicly and requested anonymity.

Associated Press
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