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Monday, February 12, 2007

Cincinnati City Council Committee Votes to Oppose Iraq Surge

The Finance Committee of the Cincinnati City Council voted 5-3 today in favor of a resolution introduced by Councilman David Crowley to oppose George Bush's "surge" strategy in Iraq. Congressional candidate John Cranley, Jim Tarbell, Cecil Thomas, and Laketa Cole joined Crowley in voting for the measure. Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, and Leslie Ghiiz voted against, saying that it is inappropriate for a city council to address the issue.

The full nine-member council will take up the matter tomorrow. If the five members vote in favor again, the resolution will pass.

Cincinnati would join about 250 local governments who have passed similar resolutions.

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