Assembly Democrats demand hearings on Walker documents

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Democrats want hearings on whether documents leaked to a newspaper show Republican Gov. Scott Walker committed any wrongdoing by asking corporate executives to donate to a conservative group supporting his recall campaign.

Rep. Dana Wachs, a member of the Assembly judiciary committee, said Friday he wants the panel to hold hearings within two weeks.

Republicans control the committee, making it unlikely any such hearings would take place. A spokeswoman for committee Chairman Jim Ott said nobody has contacted Ott about hearings.

Prosecutors launched a probe in 2012 into whether Walker illegally coordinated with Wisconsin Club for Growth during his recall campaign. The state Supreme Court stopped the investigation last year.

The Guardian released leaked documents Wednesday showing Walker and his fundraisers contacted business executives to give the club money.

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