David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama’s re-election campaign, said Sunday that the campaign “absolutely” repudiates any suggestion that Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith would be a campaign issue.

“That’s not fair game,” Axelrod told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.”

Although Romney’s faith was a major discussion in the GOP primary during his last run for the White House, it has rarely come up this cycle. But the subject of the candidates’ faith became a talking point this week when news broke that an independent super-PAC supporting Romney was considering pursuing a strategy to tie Obama to some of the more radical statements made by his former pastor Jeremiah Wright.