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Lynch, Markey sign pledge to limit third-party ads

Voters, take heart. You may be able to turn on your televisions and open your mailboxes this spring without being inundated with slashing political propaganda, at least from Democratic groups.

Representatives Edward J. Markey and ­Stephen F. Lynch said Wednesday that they have signed a pact designed to keep outside groups from running ads or sending mailers in their fight for the Democratic nomination for the ­Senate. The so-called People’s Pledge aims to hold the candidates accountable for the messages voters receive and to limit the shadowy ­attacks that characterize modern political campaigns.

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