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Wisconsin voters thinking about union law at polls

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Strong feelings about Republican Gov. Scott Walker's signature legislation eliminating most public workers' union rights are still influencing Wisconsin voters.

Walker is locked in a tight race for re-election with Democrat Mary Burke. Software engineer Tim Liebau says he voted for Walker in 2010 and the 2012 recall election but he is voting for Burke this year.

The 44-year-old Madison resident says he isn't excited about Burke but he has relatives who are teachers and doesn't like how Walker treated them when he took away their collective bargaining powers.

Lutheran pastor Janis Kinens says he also was influenced by the fight over the union law known as Act 10. The 69-year-old Cedarburg resident says that the effect on teachers was "a horrific thing."
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