FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2005, file photo U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health Committee hearing on drug importation. Carmona, who is running for the ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2005, file photo U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health Committee hearing on drug importation. Carmona, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, is targeted by his Democrat opponent, Jeff Flake, in the 2012 race as having been recruited by the President to run as a Democrat. As election day nears political strategists are pointing more clearly to the election's decisive issues: defending Medicare, creating jobs and standing up to powerful interest, be it Big Oil, big banks or big Washington. (AP Photo/Hans Ericsson, File) less 
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