Chrysler C.E.O pushes back on Mitt endorsement
Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne circulated an email to Chrysler Group LLC employees today strongly restating the automaker’s promise that it will not move existing U.S. production of Jeeps to China.
In the email, Mr. Marchionne said he felt obligated to again address the company’s production plans over continuing “public debate.”
The note did not directly reference politics or the presidential election, but Chrysler’s plans for Jeep have become a major political talking point over the past week, especially in Ohio. Speaking in Defiance last week, Republican candidate Mitt Romney seized on a misrepresentation of a Bloomberg story, suggesting that Chrysler was considering moving existing Jeep production to China.
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- Chrysler CEO smacks down Romney’s Jeep-to-China lies (dailykos.com)
- When Chrysler gets annoyed (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- Marchionne: Chrysler not moving Jeep production to China; indirectly calls Romney ‘inaccurate’ (mlive.com)
- Chrysler CEO Restates: No Jobs Moving To China (alan.com)