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Geithner: Romney Remarks On Women 'Ridiculous,' 'Fiction'

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"It's a ridiculous and deeply misleading look at the economy," Geithner said of Romney's remark on NBC's Meet The Press. "You saw the composition of those job losses change over the course of the recovery, but the president's policies have been very focused on trying to ease the pain on working families."

Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom fired back on Twitter.

"Geithner on ABC concedes 92% of lost jobs under Obama were women, but says it's because men lost jobs first. Great argument," he wrote.

The cherry-picked statistic, while a poignant talking point, reflects Romney's best effort to bridge what polls say is a growing, double-digit lead among women voters for Obama.

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