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Romney Campaign Defends Mitt’s Car Elevator: It’s For ‘Tight Spaces’

The Romney campaign responded to criticism from a new report that claimed the Republican hopeful owned a “car elevator” arguing it was “simply a mechanism for storing cars in tight spaces.”

Ben LaBolt, spokesman for the Obama campaign slammed the former Massachusetts Governor’s car-lifting contraption in an email to The New York Times, “…While Governor Romney has been quite specific about putting the finishing touches on his car elevator in La Jolla, he has hid many of his domestic and foreign policy plans under lock and key.”

Politico’s Reid J. Epstein detailed Romney’s property as having a “a split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a ‘car lift’ to transport automobiles between floors.”

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At the request of the U.S. Secret Service, “in a coordinated appeal with the Romney campaign,” Politco agreed not to publish the blueprints of Romney’s hydraulic mechanical vehicle lift. The Secret Service cited “operational security” reasons.

(h/t TPM)

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