Wisconsin conservatives who backed Gov. Scott Walker in his budgetary battles against public employee unions have filed a lawsuit challenging the actions of prosecutors in Milwaukee. Activists with the Wisconsin Club for Growth claim they were harassed and victimized by prosecutors who abused their position to orchestrate a legal assault on conservatives, according to the suit.
“This secret investigation and gag order on conservative activists is intended to stop their political successes in Wisconsin,” Eric O’Keefe, director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, said in a statement. “The state cannot be allowed to silence political speech it does not like.”