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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Obama Camp Ramps up Attacks Over Mourdock

October 26, 2012

The Obama campaign is not relenting in its attacks on Mitt Romney over comments this week by Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock, launching a web ad and a microsite on Friday devoted to the subject.

On Tuesday in a debate with his Democratic opponent, Joe Donnelly, Mourdock, the state treasurer of Indiana, said that pregnancy from rape, while “horrible,” is “something God intended to happen,” which prompted denunciations from some – but not all – Republicans.

Romney appeared in an ad for Mourdock earlier this month. The Romney campaign said he disagreed with Mourdock's comments, but Romney did not withdraw his support.

 

The new microsite, with the URL “Stand-up-to-Extremism,” contains a clock counting the number of days, hours and minutes Romney has failed to denounce Mourdock since his comments. It also includes the number of times the ad featuring Romney endorsing Mourdock has aired since the comments.

On Thursday, the Romney campaign said they would continue to stand behind Mourdock even though they disagreed with his comments.

Obama’s campaign had the following tweet this week: "Romney must withdraw his support of Mourdock-- who'd force rape victims to bear an attacker's child as `God intended,"'

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