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Careerpolitician.com: Not Quite a New Website

October 20, 2011

Mitt Romney's campaign proudly touted the launch of careerpolitician.com Thursday, a website attacks Texas Gov. Rick Perry's record. While the Romney campaign announced careerpolitician.com as new website, a review of the site's registration reveals that its owner in fact registered the domain name several years ago.

According to the GoDaddy.com registration of the domain name, careerpolitician.com, was purchased on March 24th, 2007 and expires on that date in 2013. The registry was recently updated on Sept. 8th, 2011.

The intended target might have originally been Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., or even then Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., in 2007. It's hard to say for certain, however, since the website was never launched; though the owner kept the registration active.

The website features a one minute web ad focusing on Perry's job record in Texas, points to the state's unemployment rate and the estimates that nearly half of new jobs are going to illegal immigrants.

The Romney campaign would not return a request for comment on the matter.

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