Gov. Walker Grills for Lawmakers as Helicopter Circles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker donned a white apron to man the grill at a bipartisan picnic he is hosting just a week after winning a recall election.

A bipartisan group of nearly 100 state lawmakers attended the Tuesday cookout at the governor's mansion. Walker dubbed it a brat summit after the type of sausages popular in Wisconsin that were being served.

Republicans and Democrats who attended the event say it was a positive first step to begin to heal some of the wounds of the past 18 months, when a fight over union rights culminated in Walker's recall.
But Democrats also say they are waiting to see more substantive signs that Walker is serious about working across party lines.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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