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Crowds gather to see the 14 democratic senators that left the state to protest the bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker as crowds continue to protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 12, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 12, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)