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Protesters find Illinois hotel where Wis. Dems hiding


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- One of the 14 Wisconsin senators who's hiding out in Illinois with his Democratic colleagues says protesters have discovered the hotel where a number of the lawmakers are staying.

State Sen. Chris Larson says the senators are trying to keep their locations a secret because they're concerned for their safety. For example, he says someone e-mailed him threatening to burn down his house.

Larson was speaking to The Associated Press by cell phone on Tuesday when protesters pulled up in front of his hotel. He said he and his fellow Democrats would likely move, although he wasn't sure whether that meant going to a different hotel or a different city.

The Democrats left the state Thursday to prevent a vote on a Republican Gov. Scott Walkers' sweeping anti-union bill.

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