Depending who you ask, John Doe case may, may not be over
MILWAUKEE -- "This is a prime example of what happens when you take on a big government special interest looking for ways to come after us," said Governor Scott Walker.
Prosecutors were looking into whether conservative groups and the Governor worked together during the 2012 recall election. That's something campaign finance laws don't allow.
"You have a partisan office led by a democrat in Milwaukee County who as federal Judge Randa mentioned last night has decided to take this and try and win in the court of public opinion and not in the courtroom based on law," Walker said on Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
Attorney Jeremy Levinson, who specializes in election law, contends that argument doesn't hold water.
"This suggestion that the Governor or these groups are being picked on or that there's an abuse of power are laughable. You're talking about a republican driving this train, Fran Schmitz," Levinson said.
Only time will tell what the release of the documents will mean for Walker long-term. He is already running for re-election for Governor and is considered a possible Presidential candidate. It's unlikely a coincidence that starting today, Walker's campaign spent $250,000 on campaign ads. Walker was asked if these documents will hurt him politically.
"What I'm concerned about is our ability to continue to put in place positive reforms that improve the lives of the people in the state of Wisconsin," Walker said.