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Elections board settles lawsuit over Walker recall lawsuit

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The state’s elections board and the Wisconsin Club for Growth say they’ve reached a settlement over a lawsuit related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign.

Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy said Thursday the deal ends the case and saves taxpayers money.

Club for Growth attorney Eddie Greim confirmed that the agreement ends the lawsuit, but said his group won concessions that will affect how the GAB operates.

The Club for Growth has said the GAB violated state law and overstepped its authority in a John Doe investigation into whether Walker’s recall campaign had illegally coordinated with conservative political groups. The investigation didn’t lead to charges.

Kennedy says the settlement contains no acknowledgment of wrongdoing.

Both sides say the deal has not yet been approved.

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