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Friday, February 02, 2007

Fair Wisconsin spends "nightmarish" amounts

Turns out the campaign finance pundits were right: election spending is out of control:

The campaigns for and against a constitutional ban on gay marriage spent a total of nearly $5 million, apparently the most ever spent on a statewide referendum.
Does that count as a "nightmarish" amount, I wonder? Or not, since the referendum commerials - while extremely misleading on one side - weren't necessarily "negative?"

Vote Yes for Marriage drew in $468,000 in the final reporting period of the campaign on the amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions, for a total of $635,000 for the campaign...

Fair Wisconsin drew in $465,000 in the final days for a total of $4.3 million...
That kind of spending differential makes an absolute mockery of our system of elections.