Rep. Christopher Murphy's Senate campaign is driven by the same anti-war sentiment that fueled his run for the House in 2006.
And with the first GOP presidential debates scheduled to begin in early May, the war will almost certainly be a high-profile issue for much of the primaries given the timing of Obama’s decision.
But back in Connecticut, 20 months before the polls open, Murphy says the lack of attention to Afghanistan is “remarkable.”
“When I hold a town hall meeting, there are places where the Afghan war doesn’t come up at all,” he said. “I hope people understand that when we’re spending $100 billion per year in Afghanistan, that’s money we can’t spend to rebuild our economy at home.”
He continued: “2012 will mark a 10-year commitment in Afghanistan. I don’t think the people of Connecticut ever anticipated spending a decade in Afghanistan.”
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