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Evers refuses AP request for letter Walker left him

Tony Evers Campaign and Scott Walker Campaign
Tony Evers Campaign and Scott Walker Campaign(NBC15)
Published: Mar. 4, 2019 at 11:44 AM CST
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is refusing to release a letter written to him by former Gov. Scott Walker just before he left office in January.

The Associated Press requested a copy of the letter under Wisconsin's open records law. Walker revealed to the AP in a Jan. 4 interview, just three days before he left office, that he had written the letter and left it for Evers.

The AP requested the letter on Jan. 11. Evers' assistant legal counsel responded on Friday, saying that the letter "is a purely personal message that is not subject to disclosure."

But Wisconsin Freedom of Information president Bill Lueders (LEADERS) said Monday that response is "outrageous" and there is no such thing as a "purely personal message" from an outgoing governor to an incoming one.

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