Washington, July 19 : An official working for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has said Mitt Romney's campaign had brought their own black supporters to the civil rights group's convention.
According to New York Daily News, Hilary Shelton, who runs the NAACP's Washington office, said the campaign gave him a list of African-American "VIPs" who were flown in to meet with Romney and provide a show of support.
Shelton said these were, in fact, black Republican politicos brought in to support the candidate. "I'm sure those were the ones [Romney] sat down with because quite frankly, none of the rank and file NAACP [members] met with him," Shelton said. "We were aware that they had people brought in specifically for the campaign," Shelton said. Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, however, said that the allegations were "not true." (ANI)