Madison — A newly released document alleges Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with two national groups on political advertising in a way that went further than what had been previously known.
The court filing by prosecutors alleges that the governors campaign crossed a bright legal line by coordinating with independent conservative groups that expressly called for the election of specific candidates in the recall elections for governor and state Senate in 2011 and 2012.
If proved, prosecutors claims would undercut the argument by conservatives that Walker and his allies did nothing wrong because they coordinated not on these so-called “express advocacy” ads but only on ads dealing with issues in the race. Walker has stressed that two judges have ruled against prosecutors,that he has done nothing wrong and that he is not a target of the probe.