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Wisconsin lawmakers rake in special interest money

7:06 AM, Oct. 28, 2013
Reid Ribble
Reid Ribble
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Some Wisconsin lawmakers on Capitol Hill are raking in special-interest contributions at a rate far above the congressional average.

Five of the state's eight House members have collected more than half of their total campaign haul this election cycle from political action committees representing big business, labor and other interest groups.

For two, Republican Rep. Tom Petri of Fond du Lac and Democratic Rep. Ron Kind of LaCrosse, special-interest groups accounted for more than 70 percent of what they have raised, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. ...

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