The 14 Wisconsin Senate Democrats have fled the state, and are digging in for a long-fight. The AP interviewed one of them:
CHICAGO (AP) - A leading Wisconsin senator who fled to Chicago with fellow Democrats says they could stay out of Wisconsin for days or even weeks.
Senate Democrats are boycotting a vote on a bill that would strip public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights.
State Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton, Wis., is staying at a downtown hotel and expects to stay for days.
Walking out, evading police, digging in--man, it’s awesome to see Democrats fighting.
To help out, Daily Kos has temporarily added the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee to the Orange to Blue 2012 page. Your $14 contribution--$1 for each of the heroic Dems--would do them a lot of good right now.
The Wisconsin Senate Dems need only three seats to retake the majority, and eight Republicans are up for re-election in 2012. In fact, all eight of those Republicans can be recalled, meaning there could be an election for one or more of those seats in just a few months. Also, don’t be surprised if the Tea Party and / or the Chamber of Commerce try to recall the eight Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in 2012. They are already gearing up for a counter-protest tomorrow.
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