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Obama Campaign Denies Report It Had Conference Call With Jeremiah Wright

The campaign quickly pushed back against claims by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown they had a conference call featuring the President's controversial former pastor.

Posted on October 21, 2012, at 9:05 p.m. ET

The Obama campaign Sunday denied a claim Sunday by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown that President Obama held a conference call with black pastors, among them his former controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright in an effort to get out the vote in the black community.

Brown wrote:

If Obama looks as if he's going black, he could turn off white people. So he's largely been lying low on the race issues - visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women's vote, but not the black vote.

But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.

An Obama campaign spokeswomen Lis Smith told BuzzFeed that the "report is false.”