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Will unity brats help bring Wisconsin political leaders together?

One week after his victory in Wisconsin's recall election Governor Scott Walker hopes beer and bratwurst will help smooth sore feelings among the state's legislators. But even a barbecue can't overcome all the animosity. Two lawmakers say they'll skip the picnic because they're upset over remarks by members of the opposing party.
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One week after his victory in Wisconsin's recall election Governor Scott Walker hopes beer and bratwurst will help smooth sore feelings among the state's legislators. But even a barbecue can't overcome all the animosity. Two lawmakers say they'll skip the picnic because they're upset over remarks by members of the opposing party.

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