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Ayers Used In NC Mailers

The North Carolina Republican Party is sending out mailers that link Barack Obama to former Weather Underground member William Ayers, the AP reports. The mailing includes pictures of Ayers, descriptions of his days as a radical activist in the 1960s and says he and Obama are friends. Obama is "not who you think he is," the mailer says. John McCain's campaign has used Obama's association to Ayers in recent weeks to underscore their claim that Obama has not been forthcoming on a number of issues during the campaign but has not been played up as much in recent days.