This morning, it was unclear what Scott Walker’s position was on rumors he was about to cut a deal with the investigators in the John Doe probe which would have left some conservative allies hanging out in the cold, as we detailed in  Dear Scott Walker: Don’t sell out conservative victims of “John Doe” abuses.

This afternoon, he’s now on record that he will not do anything to harm his fellow conservatives, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he won’t back away from key allies amid a continuing secret John Doe investigation.

Walker also expressed surprise with a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that criticized alleged settlement talks between the Walker campaign and special prosecutor Francis Schmitz.

“I’m certainly not going to undermine people who share my same beliefs and I’m certainly not going to undermine anyone’s First Amendment rights. I’m frankly kind of shocked for anyone to suggest that,” Walker said after delivering a keynote address at Hope Christian High School senior signing day….

Walker also touted his record “as strong economic and fiscal conservative,” policy positions that align with the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

“I’ve been tested on that,” he said. “I’ve been pushed on that. I haven’t backed away from from keeping that commitment to the people of this state. I think there is no evidence that would otherwise suggest in any way I would back away from not only that position but from supporting people who support the same position.”

Here’s partial audio from Wisconsin Public Radio:  CLICK HERE