Aggressive Ads Gave Kerry Advantage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Sen. John Kerry’s campaign gained a significant advantage by blanketing the airwaves in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire and Missouri with attack ads during the primary season, according to a study from the Wisconsin Advertising Project released Thursday.

Democratic candidates spent $32.5 million on television ads in 17 battleground states during the primaries, and half of those ads attacked President George W.

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