Wisconsin State Sen. Jim Holperin, D-Conover, talks outside the Clock Tower Resort in Rockford, Ill. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers, including Holperin, blocked ... more 
Wisconsin State Sen. Jim Holperin, D-Conover, talks outside the Clock Tower Resort in Rockford, Ill. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers, including Holperin, 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. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Rockford Register Star, Scott Morgan
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 7:47 PM EST