In his bid to clear his own name and salvage his political career, former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, R-Waukesha, is apparently ready to sacrifice the two Republican candidates for governor.
During Jensen's corruption case this week, former legislative staffers have implicated aides to both Republican gubernatorial candidates - U.S. Rep. Mark Green of Green Bay and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker - in having them do illegal campaign work on state time and using state resources.
According to the testimony, the incidents occurred while the aides were still working in the Legislature and, for the most part, before they had gone to work for either Green or Walker, who were both members of the Assembly while Jensen was speaker.
But the effect has still been devastating, with recent headlines focusing on both Green's and Walker's role in the scandal that have renewed questions about what both men knew about illegal campaigning by legislative staff members.
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