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May 17, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Why so desperate to kill this story? I mean, if there’s nothing there, there’s nothing there?

From Associated Press: NEW YORK — President Obama’s campaign is calling on Mitt Romney to push back harder against plans by a conservative-leaning independent group to showcase Obama’s ties to his controversial pastor.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina says the Republican presidential hopeful must show “moral leadership” and stand up to the “very extreme wing” of his party.

The Ending Spending Action Fund has devised a $10 million ad campaign bankrolled by conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts to publicize racially incendiary speeches by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright at a church Obama once attended. The plan was first reported Thursday by the New York Times and confirmed to The Associated Press by strategists involved.

Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades says the campaign would “repudiate” any tactics that amount to character assassination.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
Mitt Romney’s campaign is distancing itself from a Republican-leaning super PAC’s plan to run ads highlighting President Barack Obama’s ties to his controversial former pastor.

Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades says the Republican presidential hopeful is focused on jobs and the economy. Rhoades says the campaign would repudiate any efforts that amount to “character assassination.”

A GOP strategist confirmed Thursday that conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts wants to bankroll an effort by an independent group to publicize the racially incendiary sermons delivered by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright at a Chicago church Obama once attended.

The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private strategy sessions.
The plan would involve at least $10 million in advertising. News of the campaign was first reported by The New York Times.