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Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Links: Negative ads, false ads, and Rendell & Santorum add their two cents

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Oct 25, 2012 7:58 AM

All about ads, today:

Dave Davies considers the attack ads in the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, and wonders if the crush of outside spending leading to the negative ads won't spur some kind of reform.

PA Independent takes a look at false ads flying in the Attorney General race, and who's denouncing what.  

The Patriot-News reports former U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is headed to the midstate next week for a book signing and a news conference.  He shared a stage with former Gov. Ed Rendell last night, sounding off on everything from Congressional leadership to the U.S. Senate race.  As the Morning Call writes, both hazarded opinions on Sen. Bob Casey's recent slip in the polls:

Rendell, who last week criticized Casey for campaigning against Republican Tom Smith only after losing his large lead in the polls, didn't back off. Rendell predicted Casey will win by five or six points, but said the tight race will show vulnerability and embolden a future challenger.

"I think Sen. Casey made a mistake," Rendell said. "He held everything in check, he played prevent defense."

Santorum, who lost his job by an embarrassing 18 points to Casey six years ago, was less critical, saying Casey is still the favorite to win the race but has done a poor job defining himself.

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