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Iowa lawmaker seeks change in attack ad rules

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Iowa's Senate president is backing an effort to make clear who is behind campaign attack ads that don't specifically urge a vote.

Sen. Jack Kibbie of Emmetsburg says he wants to improve transparency and end the increasingly popular practice.

Under current rules, groups can run broadcast commercials attacking or praising candidates without disclosing who is paying for the ad as long as they don't specifically tell people how to vote.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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