- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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 ruling against the motion, Hall did not dismiss the DGA’s claim that Connecticut’s definition of the term “expenditure” is unconstitutionally overbroad and vague. Spokesman Danny Kanner said DGA was pleased the court “reaffirmed the DGA’s right to promote Democratic governors and progressive policies in Connecticut” and will not appeal.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he was “not spending any time on this particular subject matter.”

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