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Money & Politics: School choice group played major role in elections by exploiting other issues
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At a recent board meeting of the nonpartisan watchdog group Common Cause in Wisconsin, executive director Jay Heck mused, "I get the feeling that nobody remembers Scott Jensen anymore, even though he probably plays a greater role now than he did then." Jensen, speaker of the state Assembly from 1997 to 2002, was "one of the most influential and divisive figures in Wisconsin political history," the Associated Press noted earlier this year. In 2006, as part of a broader scandal over the use of state resources for political campaigns, Jensen was convicted of three felony misconduct in office counts, later reversed on appeal.