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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:12 AM
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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Draws Protest In Vermont
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BURLINGTON, Vt. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus got a cool reception Wednesday in heavily Democratic Vermont, where about 125 jeering, sign-waving union members and others protested his appearance at a party dinner.

Venturing into enemy territory to rally party faithful ahead of next year's presidential election, Priebus was the keynote speaker at the Vermont GOP's $100-per-person spring dinner, where he was warmly received.

But first, he was lambasted by the protesters as an architect of efforts to curtail collective bargaining rights for unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Carrying signs saying "Leave us, Priebus" and "Conservs and Tea Party Belong at Bottom of Boston Harbor," union teachers, truck drivers, nurses and state workers gathered on a pedestrian mall and listened to bullhorn-toting speakers before making a quarter-mile march to a Hilton hotel where Priebus was to speak later.

There, they stood across the street, chanting "Hey, ho, hey, ho, Reince Priebus must go" and holding up signs.

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