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As the war drums are being played in Washington D.C., Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill reports that Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is turning to social media to gauge public opinion on taking action in Syria:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday asked residents of his home state for input on how he should vote on a resolution authorizing military action against Syria.

“As I begin attending intelligence briefings and hearings concerning the ongoing situation in Syria, I want to hear from West Virginians on what, if any, military action should be taken,” Manchin said on his website. “Your feedback is invaluable as Congress begins debate on this critical national security issue.”

Manchin asked West Virginia residents to send advice either by email, Twitter or via Facebook.