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Democrats to play up foreign policy at convention

Link Romney to hawkish views

WASHINGTON — Democrats plan to put their convention spotlight on foreign policy this week, praising President Obama’s signature achievements overseas and portraying Mitt Romney’s views as misguided and dangerously confrontational, according to senior campaign officials.

Polls show that Obama is the first Democratic presidential candidate in decades to hold a clear advantage on foreign policy over his GOP opponent — in this case a former Massachusetts governor with little experience in international affairs. How much that will matter in a contest focused on the economy is an open question, but the Democratic Party is bent on capitalizing on its edge.

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