43 Milwaukee County DA employees signed recall petitions

A conservative research group says several dozen employees in Democratic Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s office signed recall petitions for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

But Chisholm’s top aide said none of the prosecutors who are overseeing a long-running investigation of Walker’s current and former aides were among those who signed the recall petitions.

Media Trackers identified 43 people in Chisholm’s office who signed the petitions. It said one was a deputy district attorney and 19 were assistant district attorneys. The list also includes secretaries and other clerical staff.

The investigation has led to charges against five people who worked for or were associated with Walker’s county executive office before he became governor.