HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Second-Tier Candidates Cling to News Cycle For Attention

The sudden turmoil in nuclear-armed Pakistan following the assassination of former Prime Minister and pro-democracy leader Benazir Bhutto stirred up the presidential races as they shifted into high-gear heading into the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary on Jan. 8.

For Democratic Senators Joe Biden (left) of Delaware and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, who perennially poll in the single digits, commenting on Bhutto's death provided them an opportunity to highlight their foreign policy expertise,

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