Indiana Democrats Flee to Illinois, Too

They don't want to vote on an anti-union bill, either
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Wisconsin Rep. David Cullen, D-Milwaukee, center, speaks to protesters inside the state Capitol Monday. Democrats in Indiana are heading out of state, like their Wisconsin counterparts.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
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(Newser) – See if this sounds familiar: Democratic lawmakers in Indiana who don't want to vote on an anti-union bill have fled to Illinois, reports the Indianapolis Star, which notes that a few might head to Kentucky. Like their counterparts in Wisconsin, the Democrats are seeking sanctuary out of state so the GOP can't get a quorum. Only two of 40 showed up for work today.

Unlike Wisconsin, this bill isn't being pushed by the governor. Though Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels—whose name is usually in the mix of possible 2012 presidential candidates—supports the idea, he's said that this isn't the year to try to push it through. In Ohio, meanwhile, big crowds are expected to rally against anti-union legislation being proposed in Columbus, note the Dispatch.

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