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posted: 10/24/2012 10:50 AM

Clint Eastwood stars in TV ad supporting Romney

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WASHINGTON -- Clint Eastwood is starring in a new ad to support Republican Mitt Romney's election to the White House.

The "Dirty Harry" actor criticizes President Barack Obama's economic record over video of a shuttered factory and an unemployment line. Eastwood says a second term would be a, quote, "rerun of the first and our country just couldn't survive that."

The ad closes with a close-up of the Academy Award-winner facing the camera and arguing that the country needs Romney to turn things around.

The independent Republican group American Crossroads unveiled the ad Wednesday. It is part of a $12.6 million, three-ad buy in seven swing states -- Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, berating an empty chair meant to represent Obama.

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