Walker Campaign Expenditures @ $30,000,000
Barrett Campaign Expenditures @ $3,000,000
Ratio of Walker to Barrett campaign expenditures @ 10:1
Walker had a bazooka. Barrett had a slingshot. Barrett had no chance.
This should be the lead story on every news show and in every newspaper tomorrow. The statistics, and the implications with respect to the same, are simply stunning. Simply stunning.
In a purple state like WI, the GOP candidate was able to raise and spend nearly 10 times the amount of money as the Democratic candidate.
In a purple state like WI, the GOP candidate raised so much money that he was essentially able to purchase victory.
In a purple state like WI, Democracy was usurped.
Welcome to the post-Citizens United world of poltics. It's now the law of the land and WI provides Democrats with a great lesson - you can't win elections when the other side has 3 or 4 or 5 or even 10 times the amount of resources as you do.
Democrats need a viable Super-Pac and they need it fast. They need to start knocking down $10M - $20M donations and raise at least $500M before November. The alternative is to sit around and whine and complain about the Kochs and watch the GOP money wave overtake every single one of our candidates.