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March 19, 2012 3:16 pm

Senior Obama Advisor Draws Rebuke from Republican Jewish Group

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ABC News – A Republican Jewish group is demanding an apology from senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod after he referred to Mitt Romney’s ad campaign in Illinois as “the Mittzkrieg.”

“The Mittzkrieg in Illinois isn’t terribly inspiring, so turnout may lag,” Axelrod said via Twitter referring to the Illinois primary Tuesday. “But the sheer volume probably has been grindingly effective.”

The comment appears to compare Romney’s effort against GOP rival Rick Santorum with the blitzkrieg, a military strategy developed by the Nazis during World War II to bombard the Allies with ground and air forces.

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