Most Republicans Not Backing Walker On Union Bashing
The Republican Governors Association has a website, standwithscott.com, urging support for the Wisconsin governor. But with the exception of former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, few prominent politicians are heeding the call.
…much of the rest of the 2012 presidential field has been relatively quiet — at least on Walker’s effort to strip unions of collective bargaining rights. One potential contender, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, has taken a decidedly different tack, in fact. As his state faces the same problem — Democrats fleeing a vote to strip unions of collective bargaining rights — Daniels has said the right-to-work legislation is an untimely distraction. And now Indiana Republicans are tabling the bill. (Daniels, it should be noted, has also offered some comments supportive of Walker.)
Walker is now calling for other governors to join him in fighting the unions, but there aren’t many takers so far. In addition to Daniels, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have now become the latest governors to balk at going after the unions. They join Daniels, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in shying from that battle.
A simple reading of the polls, such as the Gallup poll done this week, shows 61% of Americans don’t want collective bargaining rights taken away.Click here for reuse options!
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