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Political Firm: We Didn't Promise Them Morgan Freeman

Actor Morgan Freeman poses with the Hollywood Innovator Award during the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Actor Morgan Freeman poses with the Hollywood Innovator Award during the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala Oct. 25, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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CBS/AP NEW YORK A Los Angeles political firm denies it misled a congressional candidate in North Carolina about a radio ad for the candidate using an actor who sounded like Oscar winner  Morgan Freeman.

MEI Political said in a statement Tuesday it  had made it clear verbally and in writing to Republican B.J. Lawson's campaign that it was using a voice double of Freeman for the ad.

Lawson apologized Monday to Freeman after falsely claiming the actor had done a voiceover for his campaign. The campaign blamed MEI Political for the incorrect claim about the ad.

MEI's statement says it discussed with Lawson's campaign that Freeman was a Democrat and would probably never do an endorsement for a Republican candidate.

Lawson faces U.S. Rep. David Price, a Democrat, in today's election.