Restore Our Future PAC released a new ad today that puts a spotlight on Mitt Romney’s successful effort to save the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. In the ad, 1992 Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi praises Romney for bringing “a huge sense of hope” to the failing 2002 games. Derek Parra, the first Mexican-American to win Olympic gold for the United States, says that “Mitt allowed athletes like myself to be able to realize our dreams.” Olympic gold medalist Jimmy Shea also appears in the ad. He won gold in the skeleton in the 2002 games.
The ad, embedded below, is backed by a $7.2 million buy in swing states, and will air during coverage of the London games.