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New Report on Political Contributions Tied to Mine DebateSubmitted: 01/28/2013
MADISON - A new report finds that special interests that support easing regulations so a new iron ore mine can open in northern Wisconsin far outspent opponents.

The government watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Monday that supporters of the mine donated $15.6 million to the Republican-controlled Legislature and Governor Scott Walker between 2010 and June 2012.

The report says environmentalists who oppose the bill donated only about $25,500 over the same period.

Walker received $11.3 million from those who support mining while members of the Legislature got $4.25 million.

The single largest benefactor in the Legislature was Republican Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills.

The report says she got just over $467,000. She spent more than $1.2 million in 2011 to defeat a recall effort.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)




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