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Protesters rally outside Sen. Kapanke's house


TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Protesters rallied outside State Senator Dan Kapanke's house in the Town of Campbell.

They held signs that read "shame" and "Kapanke struck out."

Campbell Police blocked the street to allow the protesters more space and provide security.

Police say people have been throwing nails on Kapanke's driveway in the past week and honking as they drive by.

But Friday evening's protest was peaceful.

"When somebody comes in your house and tells you how to run your house when there's been a really good balance of power over the last 40 years and great educational decisions have been made, I think it's a pretty thin-veiled attempt to destroy public education," says Ed Ludwig, La Crosse Education Association president.

"If this bill I voted 'yes' on would not improve the future of this state of Wisconsin financially and otherwise, I would have voted no. But I really feel after 10 years of fiscal mismanagement by both parties, it's time that we step up and do the right thing," says Sen. Kapanke, (R) 32nd District.

The protest was organized by a group of local teacher unions.

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