Scott Walker: Accusation a Result of Big Government Interests

Friday, 20 Jun 2014 09:09 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized the accusation he illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups during an appearance on Fox News.

"We tried to take the government away from the big government special interest and put it firmly in the hands of the hard working taxpayers, both at the state level and the local governments," Walker, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.

The accusations were revealed in court documents unsealed as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging the investigation by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff.
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Walker attacked the accusation on Thursday. He continued his criticism during his appearance on Fox.

"This is a prime example of what happens when you take on the big government special interests," Walker said on Fox. "They're looking for ways to come at us. They'll continue to do it. They did it two years ago in the recall election. They're going to do it again now."

Walker said the accusations were old news because two judges had already looked at the case and determined they were baseless. The investigation began in 2012 when he was facing a recall attempt. The probe was to determine if he illegally discussed fundraising with a number of groups and individuals, including Republican strategist Karl Rove.

"They didn't think that anything was done that was illegal. So, they've gone forward and, not only said we don't buy it, but actually shut the case down, both at the state and at the federal level," Walker said.

"There is no doubt this is one of those where the media jumps on this, some on the left spin this. You got detractors out there trying to claim there's something more than there is," he said.

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