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McCain staffer suspended over Obama video

Associated Press - March 20, 2008 5:23 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain's campaign has suspended a staff member for circulating a video linking Barack Obama to the comments of his controversial former pastor.

The staffer was a low-level aide named Soren Dayton. He sent out a link today to a YouTube video that focuses on the comments of Obama's spiritual mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

A McCain campaign spokesman says it's not "the type of campaign we intend to run."

Last month, McCain swiftly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who, while introducing McCain, repeatedly called Obama by his middle name of Hussein.

The Politico newspaper says the two-minute video was the work of a former producer for the Laura Ingraham show, a conservative talk program.

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