Obama Camp: Jackson’s Son Crafted Obama Response to Jena 6

By Nitya

Sep 19, 2007 5:28pm

ABC News’ Jonathan Greenberger reports: The campaign of Sen Barack Obama continues to respond vigorously to reports that Rev Jesse Jackson accused Obama of "acting like he’s white" in his response to the racially-charged "Jena 6" case.

After first sending around a statement by Jackson reaffirming his support of Obama, the Obama campaign released a statement late this afternoon from the Illinois senator himself saying the "Jena 6" case transcends racial politics.

"Outrage over an injustice like the Jena 6 isn’t a matter of black and white," said Obama. 

The campaign then noted that Obama received help on his initial response to Jena 6 from one of his national campaign chairmen — who just happens to be Jackson’s son: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

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