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Wis. Dems file ethics complaint against Walker


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Scott Walker for statements made during a recorded prank phone call.

The complaint that's been filed with the Government Accountability Board claims Walker violated ethics regulations, including those prohibiting use of state offices for political purposes.

Monday's complaint says Walker's statements asking campaign contributors for support constituted "illegal third-party coordination" in violation of campaign finance regulations.

Walker made the statements during a call with a blogger posing as David Koch, a Walker campaign contributor.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie says the allegations are baseless.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said last week that he'd found nothing about Walker's statements to merit a criminal investigation. Ozanne said he hadn't looked into allegations of campaign finance violations.

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