War plan joggles usual politics in Senate races

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, and New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown, left, speak to reporters after Paul endorsed Brown for the U.S. Senate during a campaign event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama’s plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate.

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