Dems Slap Walker With Ethics Complaint

Meanwhile, Walker calls their request for meeting 'ridiculous'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2011 8:05 AM CST
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses the media regarding a letter received from Sen. Mark Miller, D- Monona, on Monday, March 7, 2011 in Madison, Wis.   (AP-Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
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(Newser) – Wisconsin Democrats looked no closer to coming to terms with Scott Walker, and vice versa, yesterday: The party filed an ethics complaint against the governor in connection with his infamous David Koch prank call, while Walker called the idea of meeting with Democrats along the Wisconsin-Illinois border “ridiculous.” Walker said he was talking with a few of the renegade Democrats about a deal, but said Minority Leader Mark Miller “is firmly standing in the way.”

That infuriated Democrats. “Right now, I'm so damn mad at his misrepresentation of the truth and the public should be as well,” one told the AP. “Trust is completely broken down now. I don't believe anything he says.” Meanwhile, the party filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board, saying Walker violated campaign finance laws when talking with a blogger posing as Koch when he asked for support for politically vulnerable Wisconsin Republican lawmakers. A Walker spokesman calls the allegations baseless.

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