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Jay Carney Denounced Negative Third Party Attacks In May

White House press secretary Jay Carney dodged questions today about a negative ad implicating Mitt Romney in the death of a steelworker's wife, a charge which also ran on the Obama campaign website. In May, however, Carney was more willing to denounce negative attacks, discussing a plan by Joe Ricketts to attack the President for his ties to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. "To launch a multimillion dollar divisive attack campaign is not what the American people want," Carney said. "There are moments when you have to stand up and say that's not the right way to go."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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