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Advocates call on Democratic Party to drop lawsuit, comply with subpoena

Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut     (Christine Stuart file photo)
Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut (Christine Stuart file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Common Cause of Connecticut on Wednesday called upon the Connecticut Democratic Party to drop its challenge of the state’s clean election laws.

The lawsuit served Tuesday is the second since the start of the 10-month investigation into mailings the party did on behalf of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy during the 2014 election cycle.

The Democratic Party believes federal law trumps state law when it comes to the mailings, but the State Elections Enforcement Commission told the Federal Elections Commission in October 2014 that it would be wrong for federal regulators to assume they have jurisdiction over the mailing because it “glibly” includes “a stray get-out-the-vote message.”

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