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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-12 08:11 AM
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TRENDING: Obama campaign: Romney won Florida on negative ads
Source: CNN

February 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET

TRENDING: Obama campaign: Romney won Florida on negative ads
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CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

(CNN) One day after Mitt Romneys Florida primary win, President Barack Obamas re-election campaign remains focused on painting the former Massachusetts governor as an unpopular Republican candidate.

In a memo addressed to interested parties and given to CNN by the campaign, deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter attributed Romney's victory to the bombardment of negative ads run in the state by his campaign, as well as by the super PAC supportive of his candidacy, Restore Our Future.

Its difficult for Romney to claim Floridians voted for him rather than against his opponents, since less than one-tenth of one percent of the ads in Florida promoted Romney positively, Cutter wrote.

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Of the 3,276 ads Romneys campaign ran, 99% were attacking another candidate. Meanwhile, all of the 4,969 spots from Restore Our Future were negative.







Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/obama-c... /



Newt and Romney are doing a pretty good job of pointing out that the other's ads have been nothing but negative.
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