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Foreign Policy Could Play Bigger Role In Midterm & Presidential Elections

 
Foreign Policy Could Play Bigger Role In Midterm & Presidential Elections
Posted June 18th, 2014 @ 4:00am

Benghazi, Iraq, and Russia are just a few of the major foreign policy issues that will take center stage in the upcoming midterm elections, and even the 2016 presidential elections.

With this week's arrest of a terror suspect linked to the 2012 Benghazi consulate attacks, many voters are keeping up to date with how the Obama administration is handling each issue.

Republicans are hoping to come out strong in 2014 before the 2016 presidential elections, But Barry University Political Science Professor Sean Foreman says while foreign policy will play a bigger role than usual ... it won't be the deciding factor for voters.

"All politics is local," adds Foreman, "Many voters are going to tune out these international issues, they're going to worry more about their jobs, their taxes, their houses, and issues that are closer to home."

Meantime, the Benghazi terror suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattal, is being held outside of Libya and is being indicted in a U-S federal court in Washington, D.C.

(Photo: JOE KLAMAR / 2012 AFP)

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