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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Edwin Bender
What might have been a quiet race for state-level political office in a region best known for dairy farms has been transformed into a battle more expensive than any Wisconsin residents have seen.
"There is a level of vulnerability at the state level that I'm not sure many people are aware of — how inexpensive it is to play politics and have a meaningful impact," said Edwin Bender, executive director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics.