HARTFORD, Conn. – A superior court judge ruled against the state Republican Party Thursday when he dismissed its lawsuit to prohibit Democrats from spending their federal campaign funds in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Judge Antonio Robaina ruled that Republicans lacked standing and had failed to exhaust other remedies before taking the Democrats to court.
“The court has determined that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiff’s claims because the plaintiff has failed to exhaust its administrative remedies, and it therefore does not reach the issue of the plaintiff’s standing,” he wrote. “Moreover, because the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiff’s claims, it will not address the defendant Dan Malloy for Connecticut’s motion to strike argument.”
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