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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.

Guest:

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

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