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Senate 14 Dems unified, not breaking ranks

Tim Cullen tells WisPolitics that the 14 Senate Democrats may not all agree on strategy about when to return to Wisconsin, but that whatever they do they will do as a unified group and not be picked off one by one.

“We are absolutely united on one central point, which is that none of us are going to be the 20th vote alone or even two of us are going to be the 20th and 21st,” Cullen said...

Cullen said he was one of the Dems who met yesterday with Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, near Kenosha. He said the meeting was cordial and Dems gave Fitzgerald a list of changes to the budget repair bill that they wanted.

Fitzgerald took the suggestions to the speaker and guv, and they exchanged counter offers later in the day, but couldn’t reach a compromise, Cullen said.

So it was really a negotiating session, which GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald misrepresented and made it sound like Dems were caving in and would be back soon.

 Read WisPol item here,

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March 1, 2011 - 8:18pm

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