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Election 2008: MSNBC sees a black backlash over ad in Pennsylvania

November 4, 2008 |  4:15 pm

Newsweek's Howard Fineman was one of the analysts on MSNBC who said a Republican Party ad focusing on Sen. Barack Obama's relationship with controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright may have backfired in Pennsylvania, where there was a huge black voter turnout.

"There are very long lines of black voters in all the precients," said Fineman, noting that Republican rival Sen. John McCain had stayed away from the Wright issue.

Anchor Keith Olbermann said that the ad "surely backfired."

— Greg Braxton