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McCain Asks North Carolina GOP Not To Run Ad

INEZ, Ky. (AP) - Republican John McCain asked the North Carolina
GOP not to run a television ad that brings up the controversial
former pastor of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

North Carolina Republican party officials insisted the ad will
run as planned despite McCain's request.

The ad opens with a photo of Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright
together and a clip of Wright, whose incendiary comments about race
have bedeviled Obama.

"He's just too extreme for North Carolina," the narrator says
in the 30-second spot.

"We asked them not to run it," McCain told reporters on his
campaign bus in Kentucky Wednesday. "I'm sending them an e-mail as
we speak asking them to take it down.

"I don't know why they do it. Obviously, I don't control them,
but I'm making it very clear, as I have a couple of times in the
past, that there's no place for that kind of campaigning, and the
American people don't want it," McCain said.


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