jsonline: The Democracy Campaign estimated Walker and groups supporting him spent $58.7 million, compared with $22 million spent by Barrett, three Democrats whom Barrett defeated in the May primary and groups supporting Democrats.
He collected two donations of $500,000 - 50 times the usual $10,000 limit per donor.
Walker was also helped by groups backing him. The Republican Governors Association spent $9.4 million supporting Walker; business lobbyists Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent an estimated $4 million to help Walker and Senate Republicans also facing recall; and Americans for Prosperity and the MacIver Institute for Public Policy jointly spent an estimated $3.7 million touting Walker's policies.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Cash Happy Republicans win "free speech" race, where every legislator is a corporate executive.
Even though it looks bad, sure is unethical, and may destroy our representative government, Republicans have got to like being on the side of campaign cash. Thankfully, conservatives bought into the American dream offered up by Big Business, where everybody has a chance to be wealthy, even if it's just a dream.