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Wis. Dems take jabs at Walker before union rally


 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats are taking jabs at Gov. Scott Walker hours before unions are planning to host a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the state Legislature passing a bill to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

   The Wisconsin State Building Trades group held a candidate forum Saturday at a hotel near the Capitol.

   Speakers included Kathleen Falk and Kathleen Vinehout, who plan to run against Walker in a possible recall election. They spoke briefly about their platforms and criticized Walker's leadership.

   Thousands are expected to converge outside the Capitol later Saturday for a rally hosted by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.

   Walker's collective bargaining law stripped most public workers of their union rights. Activists protested at the Capitol before and after it passed in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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