Talking Points Memo: Wis. GOPer Whose Home Was Picketed To Propose Bill Outlawing Pickets At Homes

March 15, 2011- Wisconsin state Senator Van Wanggard, one of the Republican legislators whose home has been picketed in the political battle over Gov. Scott Walker's newly-passed law curtailing public employee unions, told the Racine Journal Times that he will be writing a new bill — to outlaw picketing at private homes.

"When they come to my house it's intimidating and threatening," said Wanggard, a freshman who defeated a Democratic incumbent in the 2010 Republican wave.

He told the paper that some municipalities already have ordinances against such demonstrations at private residences, but he would like to see a statewide statute, and is in the early stages of writing a proposal.

Also from the report:

When people went to his house picketing he wasn't even there, he said.

He doesn't have a problem with them going to his office, he said, but when people picket in neighborhoods that is a different story.

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