MADISON, Wis. – Conservative video stinger James O’Keefe says either state Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, was lying when he boasted about creating his own “super” political action committee, or his now-former fundraiser is.

Either way, the “guerrilla” journalist asserts state campaign and election officials need to take a closer look at the loquacious Ellis’ barroom boasts.

Ellis, with more than 40 years in the state Legislature and lots of experience in campaign finance law, has since said his comments were taken out of context and he has denied that he contacted anyone to put the PAC in place, which would be illegal under campaign finance law.