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Romney: No Attacks on Wright, Please

Asked about the plans for a super PAC to highlight Barack Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright, Mitt Romney told Townhall, “I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they’ve described.”

And the super PAC has issued a statement saying that Joe Ricketts (who funds it) found the Wright plan to be “an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take.” Ricketts, the statement continues, “intends to work hard to help elect a president this fall who shares his commitment to economic responsibility, but his efforts are and will continue to be focused entirely on questions of fiscal policy, not attacks that seek to divide us socially or culturally.” Bottom line? There won’t be ads airing on Jeremiah Wright this cycle, at least coming from this particular super PAC. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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