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Wisconsin GOPer In Electoral Trouble After Voting For Walker Bill


Stone said he would have preferred to leave the collective bargaining intact, but felt the other provisions in the measure made the repair bill worth supporting.

"It's not a perfect bill," Stone said.

This is after Stone voted against every Democratic amendment to the budget repair bill -- including ones that would have protected collective bargaining -- and stood with Scott Walker when he introduced that same bill at a press conference a few weeks ago.

I think there were probably a lot of state Republicans in Wisconsin who were for Walkers bill before they were against it realized how huge a liability it was.

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