BOSTON (AP) - Competing proposals to limit third party attack ads and contributions from political action committees in the state's contentious 6th Congressional District race appear to have both collapsed.
Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei had proposed placing limits on the amount each candidate could accept from outside political action committees.
Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney suggested instead that the two agree to the same deal signed by Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren to limit third-party attack ads in this year's election.
On Friday both sides conceded no deal was in the works.
Tisei said his attempts to reach an agreement with Tierney had reached at an impasse. Tierney blamed Tisei for balking at the proposal to limit ads by outside groups.