Think Scott Walker will ever veer from the NRA line, regardless of the number of guns victims?
Dan Bice tracks the hundred of thousands of reasons why that will never happen, along with other jaw-dropping money trails from the NRA into the Wisconsin political environment:
The NRA's political and corporate arms dropped $815,660 in independent expenditures in Wisconsin to help Walker defeat Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in an unprecedented recall election in June, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign...Other direct NRA donations to Walker and Thompson put the total over $1.4 million.
The recall race isn't the only Wisconsin election in which the NRA was a major player.
According to figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, the gun group coughed up $571,000 in independent expenditures to try to help Republican candidate Tommy Thompson in his failed bid to defeat Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin for an open U.S. Senate seat.