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DFLers plan to greet Lourey at Capitol


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The Minnesota DFL Party has planned a welcome-home celebration today in St. Paul for state Sen. Becky Lourey, who is due back from her trip to Crawford, Texas, to support another mother who lost her soldier-son in the Iraq war.

Lourey, of Kerrick, missed seeing Cindy Sheehan, who has camped down the road from George W. Bush's ranch in an unsuccessful attempt to present her anti-war message to the president. Sheehan rushed Thursday to the California hospital bedside of her mother, who suffered a stroke.

The DFL greeting for Lourey is scheduled for 2 p.m. on the steps at the south side of the State Capitol, according to a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party news release.

Lourey's son, Matthew Lourey, an Army helicopter pilot, also was killed in Iraq in May. Matt Lourey, a career Army pilot, was shot down in action north of Baghdad.

With Lourey in Texas was Coleen Rowley, Democratic candidate for Congress and a former special agent in the FBI's Minneapolis office. Rowley also is expected at the DFL welcome-home.

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