Ads in U.S. Senate contests turn nasty

By Dave Levinthal

More than seven in 10 U.S. Senate-focused television ads last week attacked or criticized a political candidate.

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"… cott Brown (8 percent of TV ads were positive). That wasn’t a downer for WMUR-TV 9, New Hampshire’s only network affiliated station, which aired 830 Sena …"

South Dakota campaign funds move sideways

By Denise Ross

Campaign funds move sideways, effectively skirting individual giving limits

Excerpts from this story referencing "campaign finance reports":

"… didate and $1,000 to a U.S. Senate candidate. According to the most recent campaign finance reports, the GPS PAC has a balance of about $20,000.So far, no distributions from …"

"… es to file reports. The bill would have banned candidates who fail to file campaign finance reports from running in future elections. Hansen said he felt the current fine sys …"

"… o bring it back in 2013.But there has been progress on another front. When campaign finance reports are filed, South Dakotans will now have better access to the information c …"