WI's Center for Media and Democracy sics IRS on state's Club for Growth, based on John Doe records from dismissed federal lawsuit.
"A liberal Madison-based group filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Monday asking it to strip Wisconsin Club for Growth of its nonprofit status for spending millions of dollars to help Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans during the recall elections. The complaint is based in large part on records released as a result of Wisconsin Club for Growth's federal lawsuit aimed at stopping a secret John Doe investigation of the group. The suit has since been thrown out. 'I'm certain they'll spend a lot of money fighting an IRS investigation just like they spent a lot of money fighting the John Doe,' Brendan Fischer, general counsel for the left-leaning Center for Media and Democracy, which filed the complaint." -- Daniel Bice, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel