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2 of 5 DAs say they won’t appeal ruling in Walker probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two prosecutors involved in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign say they won’t appeal a ruling that halted the probe.

Five prosecutors began a probe in 2012 into whether Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with outside groups. A judge later appointed special prosecutor Francis Schmitz to run the investigation at the prosecutors’ request.

The state Supreme Court halted the investigation this summer. This month the court rejected Schmitz’s request to reconsider, concluding he lacked legal standing and gave the prosecutors until Friday to intervene.

Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey sent a letter Monday to fellow prosecutors saying she won’t intervene. Wisconsin Watchdog reported that Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg sent a letter last week to the other prosecutors saying he won’t intervene either.

Klomberg declined comment.

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