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Pressure from union organizers prompted this Kenosha restaurant to bow out of a scheduled Tea Party Express rally, forcing Tea Party Express planners to move to a bigger location.

The Birchwood Grill, a well-established area favorite was reportedly concerned about potential boycotting efforts by state employee and national unions (AFSCME and AFL-CIO).

Aboard the Tea Party Express bus, the rally advance team sprang into action, securing a larger venue some 7 miles away at Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Avenue in Kenosha.

The Tea Party Express bus arrived at the restaurant, where they were met by a volunteer for the Jonathan Steitz campaign.  Republican Steitz is challenging incumbent Democrat Robert Wirch in the August 16th recall. (Six Republicans are being recalled in THIS Tuesday’s recall election.  Two Democrats face recall in next week’s August 16th election.)  The campaign volunteer was on site to hand out flyers alerting arriving rally-goers to the change in locale.

After offering the volunteer some chilled bottled water while he stood in the heat and sun, the Tea Party Express moved on.

More later.

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