Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to run a “significant” level of television ads in California and other states that vote Tuesday in essentially a national primary, aides said Thursday, signaling a willingness to aggressively try to derail Republican front-runner John McCain.
In last night’s debate, Romney stressed his conservatism, while highlighting McCain’s repeated deviations from the GOP base.
“There are a number of pieces of legislation where his views are out of the mainstream, at least in my view, of conservative Republican thought,” Romney said. “I’d also note that, if you get endorsed by The New York Times, you’re probably not a conservative.”
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