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Romney denies knowing about ad he approved

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During a contentious exchange between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney over illegal immigration that opened Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, Romney said he was unaware of an ad his campaign ran alleging that Gingrich called Spanish “the language of the ghetto.”

However, in the Spanish language ad currently running in South Florida, Romney says in Spanish, “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”

During the debate, CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney what he meant by the ad.

“I haven’t seen the ad so I’m sorry I don’t get to see all the TV ads,” Romney responded.

“I doubt that’s my ad but we’ll take a look and find out,” Romney continued. “There are lots of ads out there that are organized by other people.”

Shortly after, Blitzer told Romney that “we double checked” and “that was your ad.”

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