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McCain rejects adviser’s claim that another terrorist attack would be ‘a big advantage’ for his campaign.

By Matt Corley  

"McCain rejects adviser’s claim that another terrorist attack would be ‘a big advantage’ for his campaign."

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Earlier today, Fortune released an article on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in which McCain’s chief strategist, Charlie Black, said that another terrorist attack on U.S. soil “would be a big advantage” for McCain. Asked to respond to Black’s quote during a press conference in Fresno, CA, McCain rejected it: “If he said that, and I do not know the context, I strenuously disagree.” Watch it:


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In a statement to TPM, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said Black “deeply regrets his comments,” adding that they were “inappropriate.”


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,Charlie Black apologizes:

“I deeply regret the comments — they were inappropriate,” Black said outside a McCain fundraiser in Fresno, Calif. today. “I recognize that John McCain had devoted his entire life to protecting his country and placing its security before every other consideration.”

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