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Donna Edwards, the Democratic nominee in Maryland's Fourth Congressional District, is joining 24 other congressional candidates nationwide in a proposal to wind down U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

Developed by Democratic challenger Darcy Burner of Washington State, the "Responsible Plan To End the War in Iraq" looks to capture voters frustrated by the inability of the party to bring the troops home despite taking control of the House and Senate last year. The 35-page document brings together familiar ideas – drawing down troops, boosting diplomacy, promoting America's energy independence – with proposals to address humanitarian issues in Iraq, strengthen the military and expand access to a media that the plan says "stifled a full and fair discussion and debate around Iraq."

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Edwards, who won the Democratic primary in part by hammering incumbent Rep. Albert R. Wynn on his 2002 vote to authorize President Bush to use military force in Iraq, is scheduled to join Burner in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

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