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  •  The only one I have stats on is Sandy Pasch (7+ / 0-)

    who got $41,000 in donations because of Darlings crying to the media (Alberta Darling was whining that she only about half as much).

    The real figures will come out much later.  On Friday they were estimating $10-12 million, but with the massive media buys over the weekend through election day, that figure is up to $50 million now.

    I'll be very interested in comparing the figures.  I know We Are Wisconsin did a lot of media buys.  People for the American Way did a small, but effective buy.  Bold Progressives did lots of buys.   But no one did more media buys than Americans for Prosperity and the other RW groups.  My own TV viewing had half a dozen attack ads by the Republicans to ever one for the Democrat.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 01:00:32 AM PDT

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    •  Those figures are outside donations (1+ / 0-)
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      directly to the campaigns.  I don't have figures on media buys.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 01:02:41 AM PDT

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      •  I think I just heard $40 mil in TV ads. (2+ / 0-)
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        This, for just under 350,000 votes.  That works out to nearly $115 per vote.

         

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        by Ice Blue on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 05:41:35 AM PDT

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        •  That's an amazing figure (1+ / 0-)
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          on it's own, but the realization that this amount of money was spent to protect Republicans in red districts is very telling.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 11:35:04 AM PDT

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