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  • Chart: Liberal Groups Dump More Than $14 Million into Recall Elections

    The folks at the MacIver Institute for Public Policy, a Wisconsin-based free market think tank, have compiled a stunning infographic on the network of liberal groups, most of them labor unions, that have poured money into the State Senate recall elections.

    The elections, which will be held Tuesday, are the latest battle in an ongoing political war in Wisconsin that began with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget reform bill, which trimmed the ability of the state’s public sector workers to collectively bargain.

    The MacIver Institute’s data was all gathered from official records filed with the goverment of Wisconsin. Click the image above for a larger view.

    MacIver explains:

    These figures include direct contributions from political action committee to candidates, coordinated independent expenditure campaigns, and individual third party expenditures. The overall effort, however, is likely much larger. Member-to-member communications and issue advocacy totals are not required to be reported to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board and are therefore not included in this total.

    For more on the recall elections, check out Scribe’s interview with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

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    5 Responses to Chart: Liberal Groups Dump More Than $14 Million into Recall Elections

    1. 475Linebaugh says:

      I hope the real number is far higher. Then I hope they lose every single election.

    2. cmd says:

      Why do majority of LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS follow the laws and those that do not follow the laws, end up with all the money and all the freedom to wreak havok on the rest of this country? KARMA BABY!!! Stand on the right side of God and these lawbreakers will see who IS REALLY THE BOSS

    3. grady says:

      Since yall believe that money is speech, you should be very happy about all that political speech in Wisconsin.

      • Steve says:

        The political use of freely acquired money may be viewed as an enhancement of free speech. Money acquired by coercion is not free. Therefore any protection afforded it by law would be Constitutionally out of bounds. Anyone is capable of delusion, educate yourself Grady.

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