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Two protesters put up a sign Thursday at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., that reads “Run Dems Run” in support of 14 state senators that left the state in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

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Governor calls boycott a Democratic 'stunt'

14 lawmakers leave before vote in order to stall legislation

A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday, refusing to show up for a vote and then abruptly leaving the state in an effort to force Republicans to the negotiating table.

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