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CT Dems ask judge to dismiss GOP lawsuit

David S. Golub, an attorney for the Democratic Party. (CT-N screen capture)
David S. Golub, an attorney for the Democratic Party. (CT-N screen capture)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A lawyer for state Democrats asked a Hartford Superior Court judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans seeking to stop the party from using money designated for federal candidates to help re-elect Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Judge Antonio Robaina heard arguments on a motion to dismiss a request for an injunction on the party’s spending of federal dollars in support of Malloy.

The Republicans’ concerns stem from state election laws, which permit companies that do business with the Malloy administration to donate to the federal account.

Democrats have used the fund to pay for at least three pro-Malloy mailers, despite having asked federal regulators whether the practice was permissible. Late Wednesday night, the Democratic Party withdrew its request from Federal Election Commission, which was expected to take up the subject Thursday.

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