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AP survey: Va delegation split over Syria attack

Wednesday - 9/4/2013, 5:19pm  ET

BOB LEWIS
AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's congressional delegation is not of a single mind over President Barack Obama's request to authorize a military strike against Syria, and some members are still making up their minds.

An Associated Press survey Tuesday and Wednesday of the state's 11 House members and two senators finds that six either flatly oppose or are leaning toward opposing a resolution for a strike against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons in the country's civil war. Four support it or are leaning toward supporting it when a vote is likely taken next week.

Three remain undecided.

Among those in support are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican, and the state's junior senator, Democrat Tim Kaine -- two Virginians who rarely see eye to eye.


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