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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus pointed out that “there are almost half a million more people unemployed today than four years ago.”

"Remember, they said if we pass this trillion-dollar stimulus that we'd have 5.5 percent unemployment today,” Mr. Priebus reminded viewers on “Fox News Sunday.” “What that means, if they kept their promises, there would be 8.5 million more people employed today."

Per the Obama campaign’s talking points, Democratic National Committee Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – also speaking on Fox – countered with figures of her own: the private sector adding jobs for 28 months in a row and more than 4 million jobs added since Obama took office at a time when the economy was losing some 700,000 jobs a month.

"The progress that we are making is moving us forward," she said. "We haven't gone far enough. But we need to keep pressing forward and continue to focus on middle-class tax breaks and making sure that we can create jobs and make sure that we get the economy moving forward, and great if Republicans would join us in that effort."

The main line of Democratic attack Sunday was on new reports by Vanity Fair and the Associated Press regarding Romney’s offshore investments.

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