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.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus