The failed effort to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in a recall election Tuesday ranks as the most expensive political contest in state history, with more than $63 million spent by candidates and groups on both sides. Walker outspent rival Tom Barrett by more than 7-to-1, although independent liberal groups helped narrow that gap to about 2-to-1. Read related story.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign | Patterson Clark / The Washington Post June 6, 2012
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