Negative, mmisleading, deceptive political campaigns become the target of the State Senate. Columbia Senator Ken Jacob likens some political campaigns to people “wallowing with the pigs.” And he says it’s time to stop. He suggests the state Ethics Commission make public rulings onwhether campaign ads are misleading, deceptive, or untruthful. On the other side, Senate Leader Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau says he understands Senator Jacob’s concerns, but he worries the plan is a major limitation on First Amendment free speech guarantees.
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