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“I think Gov. Romney is by nature a nicer guy than you’re used to seeing in politics,” Mr. Cuccinelli said. “I think he’s absolutely right to be riled up about — I’m riled up about this.”

The Obama campaign, meanwhile, continued to press the Bain issue, arguing that a slew of interviews given by Mr. Romney and his campaign surrogates on Friday and over the weekend “raised more questions than it answered” on the issue of when exactly the former Massachusetts governor left the company.

“This week, Mitt Romney has the opportunity to provide a full accounting of his tenure at Bain Capital, the central premise of his campaign and the opportunity to demonstrate whether or not he was the job creator he claims to be,” Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt wrote in a memo.