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Source: Conservative Super PAC To Remind Voters Of Rev. Wright

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A conservative super PAC is supposedly trying to remind voters of the incendiary sermons said by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A conservative super PAC is supposedly trying to remind voters of the incendiary sermons said by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A super PAC working to defeat President Barack Obama is preparing an ad campaign highlighting Obama’s ties to his controversial former pastor.

A Republican strategist involved in the planning said conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts wants to bankroll an effort publicizing the racially incendiary sermons delivered by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright at a Chicago church Obama once attended. The sermons drew considerable attention and presented a hurdle for Obama in 2008 as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private strategy sessions.

The plan would involve at least $10 million in advertising. News of the campaign was first reported by The New York Times.

Republican Mitt Romney refused to answer questions about the effort as he boarded a plane Thursday in Miami.

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