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Wis. governor: Released documents are 'old news'

Sunday - 2/23/2014, 12:02pm  ET

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder participate in the morning session of the National Governor's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

STEVE PEOPLES
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is dismissing as "old news" the thousands of internal documents released this week that suggest former aides routinely mixed campaign and official Milwaukee County business.

Walker was county executive when he was running for governor. Six former aides and associates have been convicted, but Walker has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Walker addressed the issue for the first time publicly during Saturday's meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington.

Walker says that while the investigation involving him is closed, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's problems are, in Walker's words, "just beginning." Both Republicans are considering presidential runs.

State and federal authorities are probing the Christie administration for dayslong traffic gridlock at the George Washington Bridge and whether it was political payback against an adversary.


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