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Some Senate candidates seize on terrorism as campaign issue
Some Senate candidates seize on terrorism as campaign issue

Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on the horrific YouTube video. The online spot, from the campaign of Allen Weh, a decorated Marine who served in Vietnam and later in Iraq, is perhaps the most brazen effort by Republicans to use the threat posed by the militants to gain traction with voters. But it is not the only one. At a time when no single national issue is dominating midterm election campaigns, GOP candidates in several battleground states are seizing on public...

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