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Gov. Walker, Burke respond to WSJ editorial on John Doe investigation

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke both attended the same event Sunday morning, but had different answers responding to questions about the John Doe investigation.

The two served up food at Brown County's Breakfast on the Farm in De Pere.

The governor has gained national attention after the Wall Street Journal has published several editorials regarding the John Doe investigation. Last week, WSJ reported attorneys for Gov. Walker's campaign were negotiating a possible settlement with prosecutors over an investigation into potential illegal coordination between the campaign and conservative groups during the recall election.

The governor has said he and the campaign are not a party to the lawsuit so they are not able to settle. This weekend, a new WSJ editorial titled "Walker's Too Clever Reply" calls it an odd reaction, and implies Gov. Walker is deflecting by referring only to the federal lawsuit.

The governor responded to the article in an interview with WBAY-TV on Sunday.

"I think the WSJ in this case is misguided," says Walker. "I made it very clear just in general, not just in this issue, that I'm not in any way going to undermine my conservative allies here in the state or anywhere else in the country."

Burke didn't let the editorial go unnoticed.

"You think about whether these discussions between the governor and the prosecutors - why would he be thinking about settling if there wasn't anything to settle for?" says Burke.

The editorial claims the issue is larger than Wisconsin's campaign, citing potential consequences over political speech.

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