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Campaign 2012

In Wisconsin, Romney casts lot with governor in divisive recall

Waitress Samantha Copus of Eagle, Wis., says her family has learned not to discuss recall politics in order to get along. Waitress Samantha Copus of Eagle, Wis., says her family has learned not to discuss recall politics in order to get along. (Andy Manis for The Boston Globe)
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / April 2, 2012
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In praising Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are embracing a hero of the right who remains popular among the diehard Republican voters who will determine the outcome of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary. But they are also stepping into the middle of an emotionally charged, nationally watched battle over workers’ rights and collective bargaining, one that that has divided families and deeply polarized a state long known for bipartisanship.

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