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Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 22, 2014

New court filings undermine claims that the John Doe is a "partisan witch-hunt:" the Special Investigator at the head of the John Doe voted for Walker during the 2012 recall elections, and prosecutors have pursued charges against multiple Democrats in recent years, including Walker's opponent.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 14, 2014

Scott Walker’s campaign is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the legal basis for the John Doe campaign finance probe looking at coordination between his campaign and third-party groups.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 03, 2014

The court's latest money-in-politics ruling further demonstrates the absurdity of Citizens United

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 02, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court just released its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, and it is bad: a narrow majority of justices voted to allow a small cadre of billionaires and millionaires to pump even more money into our political system.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 27, 2014

Walker jets off to Vegas to court Sheldon Adelson cash for a 2016 presidential run -- even as he says he is focused on the governor's race.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 18, 2014

Following the last midterm election, Wisconsin witnessed extraordinary political upheaval and 14 recall elections. With this, an astounding amount of money surged in from out of state, much of it secret and undisclosed.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 17, 2014

New court filings confirm that Wisconsin's John Doe campaign finance investigation hinges on how state election law treats "issue ad" groups coordinating with political campaigns, shedding new light on a Republican effort to quietly change the law in advance of Governor Scott Walker's reelection campaign.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on February 07, 2014

Newly-unsealed court documents and media leaks add to a growing body of evidence that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is at the center of a wide-ranging secret probe into campaign finance violations during the state's contentious 2011 and 2012 recall elections.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on January 28, 2014

A secret court ruling in the "John Doe" probe into campaign finance violations during Wisconsin's 2011 and 2012 recall elections could have implications well beyond the investigation -- if news reports from anonymous sources are accurate.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on December 02, 2013

Even Wisconsin Reporter appears to acknowledge that dark money groups active in the recalls were running a scam.

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