The Washington Times - February 17, 2011, 06:48PM

In order to avoid being called to debate and vote on Wisconsin Republican Governor’s Scott Walker’s budget, that would strip public unions of collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers fled their state today and bussed themselves out to a local Best Western hotel in Rockford, Illinois, an area that is just twenty miles from the state border of Wisconsin.

According to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, a local tea party group just chased the Wisconsin Democrats out of the hotel. (h/t Gateway Pundit and WKOW. More to come.