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McCain Advisor Claimed a Terrorist Attack Would Be a "Big Advantage" for Republican Campaign

McCain demurs.

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.”

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

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