More than $80 million was spent on the recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), according to a new report from the non-partisan watchdog Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, more than doubling the previous record for the cost of a gubernatorial race in the state.
Walker and his allies outspent Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) and his allies by $58.7 million to $22 million, a nearly three to one margin. Walker won the race by a seven-point margin. Democrats argued after the results that they'd lost because of the heavy spending on the race.