It’s on Twitter and, I repeat, it’s unverified. But it’s from Liberty Chick, whom I find very reliable:
BREAKING: Dem Senator Timothy Cullen has just returned to #WI tonight. WI-14 is now WI-13 #teaparty #wiunion #tcot
Her anonymous source, I can’t vouch for as strongly. (UPDATE: To be clear, because I don’t know who it is.)
We’ll know soon enough.
UPDATE 10:14 p.m.: I have now heard more details and this sounds pretty solid to me. I just chatted with Liberty Chick. She has spoken by phone to someone on the ground who was behind the vehicle carrying the senator. It was seen crossing the state line — by whom I can’t tell you, although I know who. The license plate has been confirmed. Liberty Chick was told that the senator was headed home.
I think it’s true.
UPDATE x2: If the Democrats are really folding, they’re going to need some better security for that Senator, if this is any indication:
More details at Malkin’s place, including screenshots of the union involvement in this unhinged scene.
UPDATE 3-2-11 12:10 p.m.: It appears that Senator Cullen is back with the other AWOL Senators in Illinois. So was the story wrong? I don’t think so. Liberty Chick tells me she stands by the claim that he went to Wisconsin last night, and I think she’s right. I also believe the proof may be revealed soon.
What it all means is anybody’s guess.