11/05/2008 02:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel: McCain Camp Did Good Job Making Race A Factor

Paying Republicans a backhanded compliment, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday that the McCain campaign had succeeded in making race a factor in this presidential election.

"They did a good job bringing up a topic they wanted brought up," Emanuel said. By suggesting the Obama campaign had brought up race first, he added, Republicans had managed to raise the issue without provoking backlash.

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