Group supporting Dems in WI recalls raised $6 million in 6 weeks (while far-right “Club for Growth Wisconsin” has raised still more)

The question is, how will those Dems spend those millions? Just “getting out the vote”?

If so, they’re risking every penny, and Wisconsin’s future.


Committee supporting Democrats in recalls raises $4 million in six weeks
By Tom Tolan of the Journal Sentinel
July 2, 2011

A political action committee formed by a coalition of unions active in state recall races says it has raised more than $4 million in the past six weeks, and has $2 million on hand to help Democrats.

Its goal is to flip the state Senate to Democratic control.

In a filing prepared for the state Government Accountability Board, We Are Wisconsin listed more than $3 million in donations from the national AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education. The group also received contributions in the hundreds of thousands of dollars – both cash and in-kind – from units of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s biggest teachers union; and the United Food and Commercial Workers.

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