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Conservative group leader compares raids to rape

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The leader of Wisconsin Club for Growth is comparing law enforcement raids targeting the homes of people connected with a John Doe investigation to rape and domestic spying.

Eric O'Keefe made the remark during an interview Thursday with WISN-AM. His group was targeted as part of an investigation into alleged illegal campaign coordination involving Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and at least 29 conservative organizations.

O'Keefe says in the radio interview he is speaking out because he believes a subpoena he got in 2013 ordering him not to talk about the probe is unconstitutional.

O'Keefe alleges that law enforcement agents organized "synchronized paramilitary raids" in both 2011 and 2013. He says the reaction to people targeted "were similar to a rape victim."

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