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Web sites urge boycott of Walker contributors

MADISON (AP) -- Opponents of Scott Walker's budget balancing bill are urging consumers to boycott companies whose executives or political action committees made big contributions to the Republican governor's campaign.

A Facebook page and at least one Web site target companies, including Johnsonville Sausage, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co. and M&I Bank.

Northwestern Mutual spokeswoman Jean Towell tells the Journal Sentinel that the company's political action committees contributed to the campaigns of both Republicans and Democrats.

Johnsonville Sausage spokesman Christine Wallace says the company respects the passion consumers have for the political process.

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