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Walker Democratic Opponent Endorsed Separate Collective Bargaining Vote

The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack notes that Gov. Scott Walker’s Democratic opponent, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, endorsed the idea of Republicans just passing the partial ban on collective bargaining in a separate vote Monday night.

“You could vote on those without those missing senators. You could vote on those tomorrow morning. You don’t need 20 senators to vote on those changes to the collective bargaining. Again, if someone really wanted to end this standoff, the way you would end it is simply have a separate vote,” Barrett told Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes, adding that he would “certainly favor” such an approach.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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