- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A southern Wisconsin judge has rejected a request by a conservative group to investigate the Milwaukee County prosecutor behind a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and his allies.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1tFtzFC ) reports online court records show Dodge County Judge Steven Bauer declined the request made by conservative activist Chris Kliesmet.

Kliesmet is a member of Citizens for Responsible Government, a group that has supported Walker. He first made the request to Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg, a Republican. But Klomberg turned it down, citing a conflict of interest.

Other district attorneys around Wisconsin declined to investigate Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm, a Democrat. That left it up to the judge to decide whether to open a probe of Chisholm.

Chisholm launched a John Doe investigation in 2012 to look into possible campaign finance violations.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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