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The Midterms: The people and politics driving the 2010 elections

Four years ago, Kathy Castor put the war first.

The Tampa Democrat won a seat in Congress in part by pledging to push for a rapid withdrawal of troops from Iraq. She called for the firing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and investigations into wartime spending.

"A change in course is needed in Washington," Castor said on election night. "It's time."

Economy pushes war into background is the latest in a series of stories exploring the policy, the politics and the people driving the 2010 elections.


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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:19am]


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