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Wrapping Ads in the Flag: Washington Lobby Wars

3 Minute Ad Age: March 17, 2009

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The lobbying wars over advertising issues are heating up in Washington, and a phalanx of marketing trade associations has moved into the fray. The first big public clash came earlier this month, as congressional critics began a move to further curtail tobacco advertising. The American Advertising Federation led the charge on that one. In this program, new AAF President James Datri makes it clear that he sees the advertisement of any legal product as a constitutional right that Congress shouldn't limit.

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