Citizens United and Big Money Wins in Wisconsin! Walker Spent 88% of the Money and got 53% of the Vote!
The real winner in Wisconsin on Tuesday was not Gov. Scott Walker, but Big Money and the Koch Brothers. And the real loser was not Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, but democracy.
Walker's Republican campaign outspent Barrett's Democratic campaign by $30.5 million to $4 million -- that's a 7.5 to 1 advantage. Another way of saying this is that of the $34.5 million spent on their campaigns, Walker spend 88% of the money.
Walker beat Barrett by 1,316,989 votes to 1,145,190 votes -- 53% to 46% (with 1% going to an independent candidate).
Here's another way of saying that: Walker spent $23 for each vote he received, while Barrett spent only $3.47 per vote.
Corporate Vampires Win For Scott Walker!