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Obama And Romney Campaigns, Super PACS Pull Ads After Colorado Shooting

President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the super PACs affiliated with both candidates announced Friday they are halting their negative attack ads in the wake of a mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., that took the lives of 12 people and injured at least 50 others.

As a key swing state, Colorado has been flooded with political ads this cycle, but the presidential campaigns and outside groups on both sides moved to take a pause on Friday.

A representative for the Obama campaign confirmed to The Huffington Post that affiliates in Colorado have been asked to suspend all negative advertising for the time being. The spokeswoman cautioned that it takes time for stations to process such requests, but the campaign is "making every effort." The Romney campaign said it is halting all its ads in the state "until further notice."

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