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Deceptive campaign ads hint at year of mudslinging

Perry, Romney spots take Obama out of context; ‘low bar’ is set, critics say

With nearly a year until the election, evidence is mounting that the presidential race is going to feature a rough, negative, and confusing advertising onslaught.

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have each aired ads that take President Obama’s words out of context, drawing howls of protest from Democrats but no apologies from the Republicans’ campaigns.

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