Bad Politics Is Making for Fierce Editorials, at Least

Tepid newspaper endorsements are reflecting voter grumpiness with incumbents and candidates.
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"The campaign between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate has been an exhibition of American politics at its worst," wrote the Des Moines Register. "It has been a $28 million parade of dismal attack ads that have reduced the candidates to evil caricatures," the editors observed, before offering a tepid endorsement of one of those caricatures--Braley.

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