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Sarah Palin, easily the most polarizing figure in a tea party dominated by extremists, is headed for Wisconsin for a rally at the state capitol in Madison where Republican Governor Scott Walker rammed through controversial legislation that would strip union rights for most public workers.
The Alaska governor who quit before her term ended and failed 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate will speak at the tea party’s annual tax day rally, which begins at noon.
The Wisconsin Democratic Party, still stinging over Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive collective bargaining law, said in a statement that Palin and Walker “complement each perfectly because each of them wants to lower wages and benefits for Wisconsin families.”
Groups opposed to Walker’s actions announced plans Thursday afternoon for a counter-rally.