GOP Lawmakers Making It Harder To Hold Recall Elections

09/25/2011 02:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 25, 2011

Even with record unemployment and minimal job growth across the country, there is still one business that has demonstrated it is recession-proof: politics.

The Wisconsin recall elections were a boon for statewide cash flow, with nearly $44 million in private funds pouring into the state for nine state Senate races. The Democrats and their supporters spent over $23.4 million for their efforts, with the GOP and conservative groups spent $20.5 million, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

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