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Scott Walker touts union clashes at forum


LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Scott Walker is using an education forum for Republican presidential contenders to tout his labor union-clashing credentials.

The Wisconsin governor tells education activists gathered in New Hampshire that his bid to end public sector collective bargaining in his state, which sparked mass protests and a recall election, was really about education.

He says, "it wasn't just about unions. It wasn't about collective bargaining. It wasn't just about pensions and health care contributions. Those were all part of it. It was really about education reform."

Like other GOP contenders, Walker is calling for a more limited role for the federal government when it comes to education.

He says, "I don't think the president of the United states is responsible for holding governors accountable. I think the people are responsible for holding the governors accountable."

Walker was scheduled to hold a town hall event later Wednesday in the early-voting state.

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