- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing back against Gov. Scott Walker’s description of how he had to convince them to pass his signature initiative curbing public sector union rights.

Walker this week has been saying in campaign stops in Minnesota and New Hampshire that some Republican lawmakers were resistant to his push in 2011 against the unions.

But Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tweeted Friday, “We didn’t need to be convinced to support it.” And Republican Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke tweeted, that while he was new in 2011, “timid is not a description that fit our caucus. Resolute and united is.”

Walker did meet resistance on the union proposal from other more moderate Republicans, including four Assembly Republicans who voted against it along with then-Sen. Dale Schultz.

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