Election 2008

Iraq War Fades as Issue in Election

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The reported decrease in violence in Baghdad may be having an effect on politics at home. Some reports have shown that Iraq has become less of an issue in the presidential campaign.

Congressional representatives say concerns about Iraq remain, but the war is not the only top-tier issue among voters. Many have turned their focus to domestic issues such as health care, energy, the mortgage crisis and immigration.

Republican Rep. James Walsh, a veteran congressman from Syracuse, N.Y., and Jerry McNerney, a first-term Democrat from California's Central Valley, talk about what's on the minds of their constituents.



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