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Watch Rob Portman Explain The Bush Budget Deficits

Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman is considered a top choice to be Mitt Romney's running mate. One downside critics cite is his time serving as the Budget Director of Bush Administration. While Republicans hammer Obama for record deficits, Democrats argue Republican hypocrisy because of deficits created under President Bush. In this 2007 interview with Charlie Rose, Portman explains the Bush deficits and his plan for the budget.

Posted on June 21, 2012, at 9:42 a.m. ET

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