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Conservative group says watchdog behind Walker campaign probe plowed ahead improperly


MADISON, Wisconsin — The conservative group at the heart of the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign says the state election board improperly plowed ahead with its probe of the governor.

The Wisconsin Club for Growth sued the Government Accountability Board in Waukesha County Circuit Court in May, but its complaint was unsealed Friday at the group's request. The group alleges top officials of the government ethics watchdog launched the John Doe investigation without getting approval from its six-member board.

A board spokesman referred a request for comment to an attorney, who did not return a request for comment.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( Republicans in the state Legislature have been calling for changes to the Government Accountability Board.

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