WDC Joins 19 Groups in Filing Supreme Court Brief in Election Spending Case

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign joined 19 legal and civic groups and a former Georgia Supreme Court justice in filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday arguing that allowing corporations to pour even more into the flood of special interest money in judicial elections “would have a profound and negative effect on the selection of state court judges and could damage the integrity of the judiciary.”

Special Interest Sugar Daddies Buy Elections

Raising and spending more money than your opponent practically guarantees a legislative candidate a job in Wisconsin unless a special interest group with deep pockets takes an interest in you and your future, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

WDC launches impartialjustice.org

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign went online today with a new web site, www.impartialjustice.org, devoted to identifying and combatting threats to the independence of Wisconsin’s justice system – and the state Supreme Court in particular.

2008 Spending by Legislative Candidates: Candidates by Spending

Table of spending by Legislative candidates (by spending).

Legislative Races Cost Record $20 Million In ’08

Legislative candidates and special interest groups that sponsored mostly smear ads and mailings spent a record $20.2 million in last November’s elections, according to a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review.

Legislative Fundraising Plummets In First Half Of 2009: Legislators by Name

Table listing Legislative fundraising by name.

Legislative Fundraising Plummets In First Half Of 2009: Legislators by District

Table listing Legislative fundraising by district.

Legislative Fundraising Plummets In First Half Of 2009: Legislators by Total Raised

Table listing legislative fundraising by total raised.
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