But some say it may be overstating the importance of Romney's actions from an incident 16 years ago. Number one was the week they spent last July combing Manhattan in search of Melissa Gay, the missing year-old daughter of one of the partners. I am sure they want to move on from it. The second commercial is called "Saved," and it tells a story that may be familiar to anyone who's followed Romney's political career. A Connecticut teen-ager who was missing for six days after she took a train to New York City was reunited with her family after the police found her at a New Jersey home where she was staying.
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Romney Business Partner Daughter Search
Gay, a partner in the private investment firm Bain Capital, launched a huge search with the help of business partners to help locate his daughter, whom the family had not heard from since [the previous] Saturday. But Romney himself told a version of the story when he was asked about it at a town hall meeting in Dayton, Ohio, on March 3: During the campaign, PolitiFact National checked news accounts at the time of the search and found out the following: Both television ads feature former business partner Robert Gay crediting Romney with helping reunite Gay with his daughter after she went missing. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. Romney clearly had a leading role in the company's operations, but news reports from the time also said other Bain partners helped coordinate the search. The year wasand Romney was running the private equity firm Bain Capital in Boston.
Another 40 employees caught an early morning shuttle yesterday, and later were joined by about colleagues from other Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs, Price Waterhouse and Bankers Trust. Newsday reported in July that "Melissa's parents said she was physically unharmed though she appeared 'very fragile. In[Romney] helped Bain Capital partner Robert Gay find his year-old daughter, who had disappeared after sneaking away to attend a rave in New York City. They also hired a private investigator and set up an number hot line. Whatever the intent, the segment proceeded in an unexpected way that was offensive.