Brown, Warren Try to Limit Outside Spending

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Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and his leading challenger Elizabeth Warren (D)
have agreed to have their campaign managers meet to find a way to “keep
outside groups from airing millions of dollars in ads attacking both
candidates,” The Hill reports.

“The
result — if both candidates make good on the meeting — could be the
first attempt at a brokered arrangement between two candidates dealing
with outside groups since the game was changed in 2010 by the Citizens
United ruling. The dispute also has the two rivals in a marquee Senate
race entering largely unchartered territory as they look for ways to
restrain outside groups without violating prohibitions on coordinating
with them.”

Rick Hasen: “Even if they reach agreement, I predict that there will be tremendous outside spending in this race. Control of the Senate could turn on it. Super PACs will have no incentive to listen to the candidates, whether they are sincere or not in wanting to limit outside spending.”
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