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McCain Taps Man Behind Racist Harold Ford Ads For Campaign Manager...

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continues to recruit top GOP political operatives in expectation of a presidential run. According to a source close to the McCain operation, the candidate has lined up Terry Nelson to serve as campaign manager (if a formal bid is announced), and Republican National Committee Communications Director Brian Jones has committed to lead the press effort for a national bid.

Nelson, who served as national political director for President Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, joined McCain's Straight Talk America political action committee in March.

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