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State Republicans criticize governor's latest choice for chief legal counsel

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Wisconsin Republicans are not happy with Gov. Jim Doyle's hiring of Susan Crawford as his new chief legal counsel.

The Grand Old Party noted that Crawford gave $1,000 to the governor's campaign from 2004-07.


Crawford is a former assistant attorney general who has held several posts in the Doyle administration.

She's currently the deputy director of the office that oversees Wisconsin's federal stimulus money.

Crawford will keep that job in addition to being the governor's legal counsel.

She replaces Chandra Miller Fienen, who resigned after it was learned she was not licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.

Crawford was admitted to the State Bar 12 years ago.

Meanwhile, the governor's office said it finished reviewing Miller Fienen's work, and found that none of it was affected by her lack of a state law license.