Barnes to Run for Congress

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes says she'll challenge Republican Congressman Sam Graves. Barnes announced her decision to the Kansas City Star in a story published today. She'll hold a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of St. Joseph. Graves narrowly beat Democrat Steve Danner in 2000 and has enjoyed three easy re-elections since then. Barnes says she supports ending U-S involvement in Iraq, saying the public was misled about the need to go to war. She says Congress needs firm benchmarks to measure progress in Iraq. And she says diplomacy is not an adequate part of the equation and needs to be.

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