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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Vilsack urges Iowa lawmakers to denounce Bush plan
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Set to leave the Iowa governor's mansion to embark on a full-scale run for the Democratic presidential nomination, Tom Vilsack asked Iowa state lawmakers Tuesday to pass a resolution insisting President Bush not to increase U.S. forces in Iraq.

"President Bush has ignored the message sent by voters in November and the advice of commanders on the ground at home and abroad by proposing another escalation of troop levels in Iraq," Vilsack said in a statement. "Americans should take action and ask their federal, state and local elected officials to take a stand against this policy."

Vilsack announced he was running for president shortly after the midterm elections in November.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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