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Jepsen recuses himself from DGA lawsuit

George Jepson   (CTNJ file photo)
Attorney General George Jepson (CTNJ file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Attorney General George Jepsen recused himself from representing the state Elections Enforcement Commission in the lawsuit filed last week by the Democratic Governors Association.

In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Perry Zinn Rowthorn, Jepsen said he’s an active member of the Democratic Attorneys General Association and has fundraised for the organization, much like Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has fundraised for the Democratic Governors Association.

“Some of the issues at stake in the DGA litigation could affect future action by DAGA as it pertains to my candidacy for re-election in 2014,” Jepsen wrote. “There must not be any perception in the minds of the public — even an inaccurate one — that my personal circumstances as a candidate or membership in the DAGA have impacted the defense of this case.”

He said he’s confident he would vigorously defend the state’s position in this matter, but “the wiser course and the public interest is that I recuse myself at this time.”

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