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Money & Politics: Gov. Scott Walker has sizable cash advantage
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No one can deny that spending by often-shadowy outside groups plays a huge role in elections. But much of the cash lavished on elections still flows directly to and from the candidates' campaigns, which must make detailed public disclosures. Mike McCabe of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign predicts that in the state's current race for governor, the candidates will account for about two-thirds of the $55 million to $60 million he expects to be spent overall.

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