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Obama campaign pulls ads after Colorado shooting

Olivier Knox, Yahoo News
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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is pulling down all of its ads against Mitt Romney in Colorado in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., officials say. Campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki had earlier said that only Obama's attack ads would go dark.

"We have asked affiliates in Colorado to pull down all of our advertising for the time being.  Not just contrast spots.  It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort," a campaign official told reporters traveling with Obama back to Washington. The official was quoted in a pool report from the Washington Post's David Nakamura.

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have canceled planned campaign appearances in response to the shooting.

UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect that all of the Obama campaign ads are being taken down in Colorado, not just the attack ads.

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