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In deference, Senate, mayoral campaigns halt

Gingerly, the five candidates for US Senate struggled on Tuesday to reconcile how and when to restart campaigning in a state drastically different than the one they barnstormed the day ­before, and with its collective mind far from politics.

The four campaigns airing television ads pulled them from the air following the blasts. ­Political operations, which typically ratchet to a higher intensity in the final two weeks before voters go to the polls, temporarily shut down their fund-raising and retail door-knocking.

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