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Pro-tobacco groups outspend opponents 7-1; $1.25 million in 6 months

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Pro-tobacco groups spent a record $1.25 million lobbying in the first half of 2009.

Those figures are according to David Ahrens, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

Ahrens says this was the first time the "million dollar threshold" has been crossed.

The money was used to fight the statewide public smoking ban and cigarette tax proposals, both of which became law, but he says pro-tobacco groups did score a victory.

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