September 2, 2014 5:19 PM

Forget courts: Candidates can call off attack ads themselves

The barrage of negative ads unleashed by outside spenders hijacks control of election narratives from the candidates. And with big outside spenders lining up to support both Republicans and Democrats, especially in the most closely contested elections, both sides get pounded. Candidates can regain control of ads in their election contests through a voluntary agreement to reject outside spending.

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