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Romney stirs up challenge on unions’ own turf

Wisconsin is new bellwether

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Mitt Romney, speaking at a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference in Florida on Thursday, has pushed the 2012 electoral battleground into union-friendly territory and put organized labor on the defensive in states it typically has little trouble holding. (Associated Press)

“It’s not as if [labor] is filled with an enormous sense of gratitude that the president and the Democrats have given them what they wanted,” said Norm Ornstein, a political analyst with the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning Washington think tank. “Democratic presidents are going to hope for a lot of help from labor, but they’re not going to put their eggs entirely in the labor basket.”

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Sean Lengell covers Congress and national politics and can be reached at slengell@washingtontimes.com.

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