The article notes that Barrett was outspent 7-1. I'd like to see what goes into these figures, much as I'd like to see the final accounting -- right now, we're hearing $63 million. I would not be surprised if it was much higher.
Article blames Citizens United, but as I've said before, I think CU might have helped Barrett (a position taken up by Bradley Smith).
Note this look at the donors:
Unlike Walker, Barrett was only able to collect checks of up to $10,000 for his challenge. Many of Walker’s top donors were active GOP mega-donors from other states, including Houston homebuilder Bob Perry ($490,000); Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson ($250,000); and billionaires Louis Bacon of New York and Trevor Rees-Jones of Texas, both of whom gave $100,000.
The governor’s biggest single supporter was Wisconsinite Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply Company, who donated $510,000, records show.