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Admission (sort of) on 'Who are you?' video

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Jon Thompson didn’t directly address whether the NRCC was behind the "Who are you?" video of Bob Etheridge that went viral this summer.

But he offered a hint, reports Barb Barrett.

“It’s no secret that both parties ask members of Congress their position on a variety of issues that can easily be answered or not answered without resorting to violence,” Thompson said in a statement.

The video, made in June by young men who said they were students working on a project, showed a confrontation between Etheridge and the young men. Etheridge grabbed one of the men and repeatedly asked, "Who are you?" The video went viral and the whole incident helped Etheridge's Republican opponent, Renee Ellmers.

And about the NRCC’s denial of funds to help Ellmers in the recount effort, Thompson said the committee has offered its expertise to all campaigns facing recounts.

“We have advised all candidates facing a possible recount to start a recount fund and to prepare for an extensive legal process,” he wrote. “Our staff and counsel have offered to assist these campaigns in any way possible.”

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