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GOP Gives Up Hope For Last-Minute Obama Smear Campaign

First Posted: 10-22-08 10:27 AM   |   Updated: 11-22-08 05:12 AM

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GOP operatives don't foresee a massive infusion of money for ads against Obama.
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For the GOP, the cavalry apparently isn't coming.

Republicans attuned to conservative third-party efforts say that with less than two weeks to go until Election Day, the prospects for any 11th-hour, anti-Obama ad campaign are highly unlikely.

Many in the party, including inside the McCain campaign, have held out hope that a deep-pocketed benefactor would emerge to bankroll ads in the campaign's final days - spots that might, for example, resurrect the most incendiary clips from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

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