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Forbes says no more negative ads

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Republican presidential contender Steve Forbes said he is withdrawing from negative campaign advertising. On Wednesday in New Hampshire Mr. Forbes said he is replacing his current negative campaign, comparing his positions with other candidates', with advertising that talks only about his own positions.

Mr. Forbes said he had "learned his lesson" from the Iowa caucuses, where he finished fourth. He has already replaced some of the negative ads that had been running recently with older, more positive advertising that had started running several months ago. He also will produce new ads.

Mr. Forbes' move came on the same day Republican candidate Lamar Alexander called for a moratorium on negative political advertising. Copyright January 1996 Crain Communications Inc.

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