Mitt Romney In Heated Debate With AP Reporter Over Lobbyist Lies

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During a press conference this morning, GOP presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, was interrupted and confronted by a reporter from the Associated Press about his statement that he doesn't have any lobbyists running or tied to his campaign.

Romney was clearly agitated, but unfortunately for him, the reporter, Glen Johnson, was right -- Romney is often seen on the campaign trail with Ron Kaufman, who is indeed, a powerful lobbyist. Mitt then decides to split hairs with Johnson, telling him that Kaufman didn't run his campaign, he was just an adviser, but he would have none of it. Romney also claims Kaufman isn't a paid adviser, but in fact, he is. Things got a bit ugly at times and at the end of this clip we see Johnson being scolded for angering the candidate. Of all the nerve...

CBS has more:

“I don’t have lobbyists running my campaign,” Romney said. “I don’t have lobbyists that are tied to my … ”

“That’s not true, governor!” Johnson suddenly interjected. “That is not true. Ron Kaufman is a lobbyist."


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