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RNC head says he hasn't been contacted for Gov. Walker probe

Reince Priebus. | Archive photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

RNC head says he hasn't been contacted for Gov. Walker probe

By The Associated Press. CREATED Feb 14, 2012

MADISON- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he has not been contacted by investigators about the ongoing criminal probe into former close associates and aides of Gov. Scott Walker.

Reince Priebus has been RNC chair since 2011 but prior to that he was head of the Wisconsin Republican Party.

Five people have already been charged in the probe, including two people who were allegedly illegally campaigning while working for Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.  The criminal complaint details emails sent by Walker aide Darlene Wink to Priebus asking about organizing a fundraiser for Walker.

Priebus said during a conference call Tuesday that he was not aware of the email until he saw it in the complaint. Priebus says he's not concerned with the criminal probe.