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

GOP Lawmakers Making It Harder To Hold Recall Elections

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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