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GOP Chair Rips Anti-Luna Reform Ad

State Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson (pictured) again criticized an ad campaign urging voters to overturn state schools superintendent Tom Luna's Teachers Come First education overhaul. The talking points from Peterson aren't new. He has criticized opponents' radio ads that said the student laptop purchase program is an unfunded mandate. But as opponents have taken their campaign to TV, Peterson has ratcheted up the rhetoric. "Do not give into these underhanded tactics of the leaders of the teachers’ union. They are opposed to education reform in Idaho, and it is a shame to see they are willing to go to any lengths to stop reform from taking place — including lying to Idaho’s families and taxpayers." Heading closer to the final month, this campaign is getting uglier/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: I'm already fed up with attack ads -- and we still have 6 weeks to go. How do you handle all the TV mud slinging during political campaigns?

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