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Supporters of the Ohio law also are distancing their state from the fight in Wisconsin.

“We’re not focused on Wisconsin, and Ohioans aren’t looking to another state to tell them where they should stand,” said Jason Mauk, spokesman for Building a Better Ohio, a group defending the collective bargaining law.

Ohioans will vote Nov. 8 on whether to accept or reject the union-limiting law signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich in March that limits bargaining rights for more than 350,000 police, firefighters, teachers and other government employees.

Unlike Wisconsin, Ohio’s Constitution makes no provision for recalling elected officials.

Associated Press writers Colin Fly in Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Marilynn Marchione in Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus, Ohio; and Henry C. Jackson in Washington contributed to this report.

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