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Wis. Unrest Postpones Quinn's Bears Bet Visit



    Wis. Unrest Postpones Quinn's Bears Bet Visit
    Gov. Pat Quinn

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s planned visit to Wisconsin to pay off a football bet will have to wait.

    The governor canceled his appearance at a Milwaukee food bank today because of the union-rights struggle going on in Wisconsin, the Sun-Times reports.

    Quinn’s aides say the governor planned to do volunteer work at the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin food distribution center to fulfill his losing wager with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    The two made the bet over last month’s NFC championship game, which the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers.

    “In light of the very serious issues that the state of Wisconsin is trying to work through right now, the governor felt the timing was not necessarily ideal and that it would be more appropriate to find a better date,” Quinn spokeswoman Annie Thompson said.

    Thompson anticipates Quinn will reschedule sometime in the next few months.

    "What we’re seeing in Wisconsin is not the way to do it,” Thompson said. “When a state is experiencing such mass turmoil, businesses are not going to be attracted to it.