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GOP field rejects ad pledge in Senate race

Brace yourself for more anonymous political ads: On Monday, the three Republican candidates in the US Senate primary rejected a Democratic proposal to bar outside groups from running television ads or sending mailers in the special election campaign.

Two of the three called it a ploy to put them at a disadvantage. While both Democrats in the race — US Representatives Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch — are experienced candidates with substantial war chests, the Republicans are all first-time congressional candidates who are just beginning to raise money.

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