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Mary Burke comments on John Doe documents for first time

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MADISON (WKOW) -- For the first time, Governor Scott Walker's democratic challenger responds to last week's release of the John Doe emails.

At a campaign stop in Appleton Monday morning, Mary Burke said she would like to see Governor Walker give clear answers regarding his knowledge of the email system.

 Burke says, "I'm just disappointed our Governor set such a low bar for campaign ethics and as Governor I'm going to make sure I bring back the trust and honesty that we deserve for the highest office. I think people have lost their confidence in politicians just because of things like this."

Meanwhile Governor Walker was in the nation's capitol this weekend for the National Governor's Association winter meetings. While there, he was asked repeatedly about the emails, and responded by calling them old news.

The Governor says, "The reason I say it's old news not so much because of the press but because you had a district attorney in Milwaukee county, a democrat, had spent about three years looking at these communications as well as other interviews and they ultimately went through and looked in the information and obviously issued some charges."

Six former Walker aids were convicted, including two for doing political work on county time. Walker was reportedly never considered a target in the investigation and was not charged.

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