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Minnesota Dem Walz declares opposition to Syria strike

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he's opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.

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The Minnesota 1st District congressman said in a statement Monday that he's worried that plans for limited military action could result in a deeper involvement in another foreign conflict. Walz says his constituents delivered a clear, consistent message against plans to intervene in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use by the country's dictatorship government.

Walz, a former National Guard enlisted soldier, represents a district narrowly won last year by President Barack Obama.

Several Minnesota delegations members have declared opposition to a Syria strike. A few have yet to commit to voting either way though they have indicated they are leaning in favor of supporting a congressional resolution favoring Obama's intervention strategy.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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