ABC News’ Julia Bain Reports: Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback’s campaign blasted rival Mitt Romney Tuesday for serving on the board of Marriott International "which generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue through in room pornography services at its hotels."
In a press release, the Brownback campaign calls a new Romney television advertisement focusing on the need to protect children from exposure to pornography and sex and violence in the media, "a move rich with irony" in light of his work with Marriott.
Brownback, a social conservative, is campaigning on the need to strengthen America’s families and renew its culture.
Romney spokesman Kevin Madden tells ABC News, "Governor Romney is the most vocal advocate on the issues of protecting children and strengthening the American family in this campaign."
Madden adds that the former Massachusetts Governor served on the Marriott board over five years ago and, "matters related to in-house entertainment vendors chosen by independent franchise operators were not issues that would have even come before the board of directors."
This is the latest effort by the Brownback campaign to highlight discrepancies in Romney’s record, particularly on social issues.
Romney’s ad, which is running in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, begins with Romney telling viewers, "I’m deeply troubled about the culture that surrounds our kids today."
Watch the ad HERE.
Brownback has been campaigning across Iowa on his conservative credentials and "pro-life, whole-life" platform in the run-up to the Ames, Iowa straw poll on August 11th.