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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:04 PM
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1. WSJ distortion
As the WSJ points out: "Spending totals are still in flux, and another group could overtake AFSCME in the race's remaining days."

The NYT chart is based on actual spending to date.

Center for Responsive Politics: Chamber spent "$28.2million" more than any other independent group

Even if AFSCME were to spend $87 million (and it's also not clear from the WSJ piece if that's a total for the official election months), it's a union and subject to strict disclosure. By comparison, the $75 million allocated for the elections by the Chamber of Commerce is secret money. As the NYT chart shows, most of the top outside groups don't disclose.

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