UPDATE: Walker hopes investigation will conclude soon

UPDATED Tuesday, December 17, 2013 --- 6:03 p.m.

MAPLE BLUFF, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes an ongoing secret investigation that reportedly is looking into activities by his campaign and conservative groups ends soon.

Walker declined to comment about the investigation during an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. But he did say he hopes it ends soon because otherwise "it's like trying to have a discussion with both hands tied behind your back."

The Wall Street Journal reported in November that Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups have been subpoenaed by a special prosecutor seeking records and fundraising information related to a series of recall attempts in 2011 and 2012 that targeted Walker and Republican state senators.

Walker declined to say Tuesday whether he has re-opened a criminal defense fund or met with investigators.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 --- 5:56 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says his New Year's resolutions are to exercise more, be healthier and spend more time with his family.

Walker said Tuesday that his hopes for the state in 2014 are that there are more opportunities for people who are looking for work to find a job.

Walker talked Tuesday with The Associated Press.

His pledge to be healthier in the New Year came a day after his office sent out his recipe for frosted pecans, which includes sugar, cinnamon and salt. Walker jokes that he can't even eat the pecans any longer because of a nut allergy.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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