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Some Ark. Democrats want candidate to withdraw

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Several state Democrats are calling on a congressional candidate to back out of the race as his military background is in question.


The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/Ry9Rb8 ) that several Democrats have called on Ken Aden to withdraw from the race against U.S. Rep. Steve Womack.

Aden claims he's qualified as a Special Forces soldier, but military officials told the newspaper that's not the case.

Aden didn't return a phone message left Saturday. He has maintained that his version of his military background is correct.

Arkansas Democratic Women vice president Maria Baez de Hicks says she hopes the party finds a way to remove Aden from the ballot.

But state Democratic Party spokeswoman Candace Martin says the party cannot force Aden to drop out.

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