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Group’s study backs pact that limited outside political spending

Lauding a pact that limited outside spending in last year’s Senate race, a new study by a nonpartisan government watchdog group to be released Thursday called for the agreement to be replicated.

The report from Common Cause Massachusetts compared the Massachusetts Senate contest to three other competitive 2012 Senate races and concluded that the so-called People’s Pledge significantly reduced outside spending in the race and thus increased transparency in who was funding campaign activity.

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