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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sen. Candidates May Call For Negative Ad War Truce

Elizabeth Warren (D) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) are reportedly working out a truce to ask third parties to stop airing negative ads in the upcoming Senate race. (AP)

Elizabeth Warren (D) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) are reportedly working out a truce to ask third parties to stop airing negative ads in the upcoming Senate race. (AP)

The campaign for U.S. Senate between sitting Senator Scott Brown and likely Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts is shaping up to be a barn-burner by the fall. But what if the two candidates called a truce?

Brown and Warren exchanged letters, they met this weekend and now advisers say the campaigns plan to meet to hammer out an agreement that would prevent outside groups from airing new negative ads.


  • Glen Johnson, Boston.com political editor and Boston Globe political reporter

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  • J Frog

    How many years before we quit referring to it as “Ted Kennedy’s seat”?  Is there a time limit?  or…Let me guess…as soon as a Democrat takes it back!

  • Rubye C. Wright

    Politics has always been dirty.  Each politician sees how much dirt that they can dig up on another human being, and now the Supreme Court has said to the richest 1% you can do anything you want to with the peoples money that is suppose to help provide jobs for the unemployed and raping people’s pensions and allowing states to cry broke because of the way campaign spending is conducted. 

    Nothing good is going to come of this country until we abolish all 51 Constitutions are abolished and electing a president is taken out of the hands of politicians who do not know what is best for America as it is obvious based on the conditions that are emulated in other countries as well.

    We need one Constitution that applies to all states and one unified way to present identical information to every student rather than depending on the same publishers to educate the children.  We also need to slash all politican’s salaries by 2/3 rds and unelected officals shall not make more than the highest paid politicians. 

    So what difference does it make when politicans, judges, policemen, and military are nothing more than legal felons who have raped and pilferaged the treasury and give away all monies to the 1%.

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