Walker won't say if he'll call elections

posted by Associated Press -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker isn't saying whether he will immediately call special elections for a pair of legislative vacancies as ordered by a judge.

Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds rejected all of Walker's arguments against calling the elections Thursday. She gave him until March 29 to issue an order calling the elections.

Wisconsin Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos says attorneys who defended Walker are consulting with him about next steps and had no further comment.

The lawsuit was brought by a Democratic group run by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Attorney Elisabeth Frost says she hopes Walker will drop the legal fight and promptly comply with the judge's order.

The seats were both held by Republicans and have been vacant since Dec. 29.

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