Romney hammers President Obama on accuracy of campaign TV ad

Romney hammers President Obama on accuracy of campaign TV ad

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DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 08: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Central Campus High School on August 8, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mitt Romney is campaigning in Iowa before traveling to New Jersey and New York for fundraising events. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 8:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is charging that President Barack Obama has gone beyond the bounds of acceptable campaign speech with a TV ad linking him to a woman’s death from cancer.

Without directly citing an ad run by the pro-Obama group Priorities USA Action, Romney says, quote, “I don’t know what happened to a campaign of hope and change. I thought he was a new kind of politician.”

Romney says on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show Thursday that Obama has been airing factually incorrect charges. Yet, he says the ads “just keep on running” and officials “just blast ahead.”

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul labeled the ad linking Romney to a woman’s death “despicable.” But Priorities USA Action refused to pull the TV spot off the air.

 

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