11/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

African American Congressmen: McCain-Palin Attacks Use "Race And Fear"

As the McCain campaign ratchets up the intensity of its attacks on Barack Obama, some black elected officials are calling the tactics desperate, unseemly and racist.

"They are trying to throw out these codes," said Representative Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from New York.

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