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War for women intensifies in campaign's final days

BOULDER, Colo. -- The war for women is raging in campaigns across the country in these last days before Tuesday's midterm elections, and though Democrats have comfortable leads in most key races, the margins aren't as comfortable as they'd like or need. Hurting the party is a renewed concern about security, particularly among mothers who tend to see the Obama administration as fumbling recent crises -- from the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to the fears of Ebola spreading in the U.S. -- as well as some backlash from Republicans and independents who complain that Democrats seem obsessed with reproductive rights issues. Democrats have spent much of the election year ...

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