Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to the doorsteps of some of the AWOL Democratic senators in hopes of finding at least one who would come back to allow a vote on a measure to curb the power of public-employee unions.
Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing the state government in a standoff with majority Republicans over union rights for public employees.
North Dakota House Democrats picked Fullerton Rep. Jerome Kelsh on Tuesday as their new minority leader. Kelsh replaces Merle Boucher, who held the position for 14 years. Boucher ran unsuccessfully this year for North Dakota agriculture commissioner.
North Dakota Democrats have hired security guards in response to a planned tea party demonstration Saturday outside the Fargo hall where they'll be holding their state convention.
, March 26, 2010
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