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'Citizens United' ruling helped unions win state elections

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

National unions, business groups focused on states in 2012 elections with unions gaining the edge, new analysis shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… 30.5 million to $4.4 million advantage over Milwaukee’s Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett. Outside groups funded by national unions spent heavily to help Barrett s …"

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… . Scott Walker this week defeated a union-led recall challenge by Democrat Tom Barrett. The election was the most expensive in Wisconsin history. More than $63.5 …"

Walker wins Wisconsin recall election flooded with outside spending

By Paul Abowd

Record campaign spending followed by record turnout in Wisconsin recall vote.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… ker defeated a union-led recall challenge by Democratic Mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett.The Wisconsin vote captured national attention, and a flood of out-of-stat …"

Wisconsin recall breaks record thanks to outside cash

By Paul Abowd

All eyes are on Wisconsin recall election as unions square off against deep-pocketed GOP donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… national unions have propped up his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.While Barrett has received about 26 percent of his $4 million in campaign …"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker grants significant access to companies, donors

By Kate Golden, Bill Lueders and Amy Karon

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… ely been a partner in economic development.”Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on June 5 in a nationally watched recall election.This three-part series, …"

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s conservative media appearances pay off as he raises millions from out-of-state donors

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national conservative media appearances have helped him to raise millions from out-of-state donors

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… multiplied many, many times by these storytellers.”Walker faces Democrat Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee, in a nationally watched election on June 5.Distant wi …"

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin governor's official work time declines as national fame grows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… at has forced Walker into a recall election June 5 against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Spending on the race is expected to hit $80 million, much of it from grou …"

"… cuss the investigation, citing its secrecy.Walker faces Democratic nominee Tom Barrett in a recall election scheduled for June 5.Next: How Walker sold his polici …"

Scores of union leaders earn six-figure salaries

By John C. Henry

The Standoff in Wisconsin Between Gov. Walker and unions could “trickle up” to jeopardize fat compensation packages of labor leaders....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Barrett":

"… $83,888 to Democratic candidates. Half that amount went to the campaign of Tom Barrett, whose top 10 donors were unions. Barrett lost to Republican Scott Walker, …"