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Romney Campaign Hijacks Obama Campaign Manager's Fundraising E-Mail Again

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, March 14 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign manager Matt Rhoades sent out a fundraising e-mail Tuesday night, but most of the writing in the note was done by Jim Messina, President Obama's campaign manager.

Rhoades had forwarded Messina's fundraising appeal telling supporters about a new poll that showed Obama losing to Romney if the general election were held today.

Rhoades' note simply said: "I just got the email below from Obama's campaign manager," and included a graphic with the words: "We agree, and so do 3.4 million other voters."

We first noted the tactic of hijacking each others' e-mails last month.

In the meantime, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter sent out a fundraising e-mail Wednesday jumping on Romney's recent comments to a Missouri television station about making cuts in federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Cutter was clearly trying to re-animate the sense of outrage sparked off by the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to change its rules, which would have eliminated its funding of the group. The Komen Foundation was forced to backtrack after the online backlash.