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So how was Massachusetts after Mitt Romney left as Governor? Current Gov. Deval Patrick laid it all  out in his remarks at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening in Charlotte, N.C.

In Massachusetts, we know Mitt Romney. By the time he left office, Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation — during better economic times — and household income in our state was declining. He cut education deeper than anywhere else in America. Roads and bridges were crumbling. Business taxes were up, and business confidence was down. Our clean energy potential was stalled. And we had a structural budget deficit. Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed. I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn’t one of them. He’s a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it.

Read the rest of the speech at The Root

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