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  • The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, speaks in Jackson, Miss., on Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Romney denounces idea of Obama-Wright campaign ads

    Mitt Romney swiftly and firmly distanced himself Thursday from a group exploring plans to target President Barack Obama's relationship with a controversial former pastor. But the revival of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue momentarily placed race at the center of the presidential contest and showcased the independent groups playing a new role this year with big-money TV ads.


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