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Walker backs transparency, in theory

Scott Walker isn’t anybody’s idea of a champion of campaign finance reform. He was elected governor in 2010 after outspending the competition in what was then the costliest statewide race in Wisconsin history, at $37.4 million. That record was shattered in this year’s recall election, when an estimated $81 million was spent, including $36 million by Walker’s own campaign.

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AFL-CIO seeks to bolster clout

By Sam Hananel Associated Press Washington — The AFL-CIO wants to boost its clout by launching a new political action committee that could raise unlimited amounts of money, part of the federation’s goal of building a year-round political organizing structure. ...

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