Your headline implies that it was "money" that allowed the standing governor, Mr. Walker, to defeat the recall election. First of all, the voter turnout of more than 65% means that lots of people got out and voted. If the "ground roots" were truly against him, as some of the press tried to indicate, they could have kicked him out. It had nothing to do with money. Wisconsin with its long history of radicalism, voted strongly in favor of Walker's hardline against the legalized robbery of the municipal unions.Secondly, the victory is a repudiation of Obama, and it would have been truly embarrassing had the President gone there and had his Democratic proxy lose.
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from the article: The Republicans take Wisconsin: Money talks, the Democrats walk