It's OK To Lie

Senate race illustrates quirky law regarding political ads

As far as political television ads go, one U.S. Senate candidate accusing his Connecticut opponent of being too cozy with Wall Street traders doesn't seem all that outrageous.The problem is, the main claim made by the ad isn't quite true. Lawyers for the aggrieved candidate, U.S. Rep Chris Murphy, want it yanked off the air. Do they have a leg to stand on? Nope, according to legal experts and the Federal Communications Commission.

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