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Kansas Democratic candidate urges Congress to work with Obama on fighting Islamic State threat


WICHITA, Kansas — Democratic congressional candidate Perry Schuckman says he hopes Congress will work with President Barack Obama instead of battling the commander in chief on confronting threats from Islamic State militants.

Schuckman is challenging Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo in Kansas' 4th Congressional District.

He told a Rotary Club meeting in Wichita Tuesday there are ramifications to going to war. He says the United States must find ways to avoid conflicts whenever possible, but it can't be a pacifist country either.

Schuckman says not just the United States but other Middle Eastern countries must fight the brutality of Islamic State militants.

However, Schuckman agreed with Republican Sen. Rand Paul that the U.S. needs a smaller international footprint of military bases.

Pompeo's campaign did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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