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opinion | Joan Vennochi

Will attack-ad pact survive until fall?

You’re Republican Senator Scott Brown. As you face a tough reelection battle in a state that favors Democrats, you must be thinking: What was I thinking when I agreed to ban outside attack ads during my showdown with Elizabeth Warren?

Across the country, groups sympathetic to Republican candidates are pouring millions into a barrage of ads aimed at undermining their Democratic challengers. As reported by, the GOP spending goliath American Crossroads and its affiliate group, Crossroads GPS, are set to launch a $4.6 million ad campaign in six competitive Senate races.

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