mudslinging

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mudslinging

casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics
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However, sentiments against negative campaigning appear to be on the rise.
SNP Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week called on both sides to ensure the debate takes place "in a positive way" as all parties came under fire for negative campaigning.
Within minutes of the start, negative campaigning came to the fore as the two rivals politely but firmly accused each other of spreading misinformation about the other's policies.
Will there be less negative campaigning this year, as candidates are now promising?
Two major reasons for low voter turnout are lack of trust that a candidate will fulfill his or her campaign pledges and lack of patience with negative campaigning.
The misconceptions they tackle include those related to the so-called red-blue divide, the rise of the independent voter, the alleged rise of negative campaigning, media bias, the importance of image in advertising, congressional competitiveness, and presidential elections as a truly national contest.
Bric said Monday his arrest record has been public knowledge since he ran for council in 2003, and he condemned negative campaigning.
Written by David Mark (editor-in-chief of Campaigns & Elections magazine), Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning is a no-nonsense history of negative campaigning in American politics, with especial attention paid to case studies of notable races during the modern era of television.
A number of letters expressed disgust with the level of negative campaigning, intrusive robo-phone calling and misleading advertising.
Negative campaigning may not be pretty, argues the author of this year's Going Dirty, but it provides citizens with a wealth of relevant and surprisingly substantive information crucial to an informed electorate.
27, is a history of negative campaigning in American politics, and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this controversial technique.
READER G Yeomans says he or she doesn't like Labour's negative campaigning (Dear Mirror, March 29), but I feel it's Tory politicians and their supporters who are negative.