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McCain ads go negative early on Obama

Classic tactic poses some risks

Senator John McCain spoke yesterday at the Wagner Equipment Co. in Aurora, Colo. Senator John McCain spoke yesterday at the Wagner Equipment Co. in Aurora, Colo. (Mary Altaffer/ Associated Press)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / July 31, 2008

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WASHINGTON - By launching a series of TV ads that ridicule Senator Barack Obama and question his readiness to be president, Senator John McCain has made a strategic decision to go directly negative much earlier than usual in the presidential race. (Full article: 928 words)

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