Court denies DGA’s challenge of Connecticut law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. District court judge has denied a request by the Democratic Governors Association to prohibit state elections officials from enforcing a Connecticut campaign finance law placing restrictions on independent expenditures made to political campaigns.

U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall on Wednesday denied the DGA’s motion for a preliminary injunction, determining the political fundraising organization lacked standing to pursue the claim further.

While Hall did not dismiss the DGA’s claim that Connecticut’s definition of the term “expenditure” is unconstitutionally overbroad and vague, she ruled against a motion prohibiting the State Elections Enforcement Commission from enforcing the expenditure law. A message was left seeking comment from the DGA.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who fundraises for the DGA, said he was “not spending any time on this particular subject matter.”

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