Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →

Fisker, the Delaware-based luxury EV startup, has had a string of bad luck of late, from federal loan setbacks to criticism from campaigning politicians. Fisker has made another round of layoffs, but the company is not rolling over without a fight. Fisker in Delaware When Fisker set up shop in Delaware in 2009, it was Read on! →

At a Campaign 2012 stop before members of United Auto Workers in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called out Mitt Romney and the Republican Party over failure to support the auto bailouts. The Detroit Free Press reports that Biden went on to cast President Obama as an advocate of middle-class America, while Read on! →

Michigan is the home-state of Mitt Romney, as well as being where President Obama had one of his most decisive victories when he spearheaded the auto industry’s structured bankruptcy. Now, the state, not traditionally a swing one, has become a battlefield in a neck-and-neck campaign race. New poll sees dead heat Obama, roundly celebrated as Read on! →

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been criticized by both parties for his infamous comments that the U.S. should “let Detroit go bankrupt.” Yet that did not stop him Monday from trying to “take a lot of credit” for the U.S. auto industry’s turnaround. A Cleveland campaign stop Mr. Romney made his comments in Read on! →

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no fan of the Obama administration’s handling of the auto bailouts, reports Automotive News. His recent 30-second TV commercial, “Dream,” speaks harshly of the auto bailouts and President Obama’s decision to force General Motors and Chrysler dealerships to shutter their doors in 2009. Auto dealerships in Ohio object According Read on! →

Fisker has taken umbrage with Mitt Romney’s comments Wednesday night that the company is a “loser.” It fired back at the Republican candidate on Thursday. Fisker and others slammed by Romeny In the televised debate on Wednesday night, Republican Mitt Romney took aim at federal investments into green technology under President Obama’s watch. Although not Read on! →

United Auto Workers President Bob King is no fan of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a conference call with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and members of the Obama re-election campaign, King reportedly called Romney “out of touch” with the issues working people face. Cavalier about plant closures King and Read on! →

The rising cost of gasoline and the bailout of the auto industry were major topics of contention in Tuesday night’s presidential debates. No surprises there. Presidential debate on auto industry bailout Shortly after the start of the debate, President Obama reiterated Romney’s famous remarks from his 2008 New York Times editorial, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Read on! →