Connecticut GOP appeals Bysiewicz AG case
HARTFORD, Connecticut: Nearly ten days after a State Superior Court Judge ruled Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz met the qualifications to hold the office of attorney general and less than a week prior to state Democrats convening to endorse party candidates for the 2010 election cycle, the State GOP has filed an appeal challenging the ruling. The State Supreme Court, which ordered attorneys on both sides to file briefs Friday, May 14, set Tuesday, May 18, as the date that it will hear oral arguments.
Additionally, Connecticut Republicans are putting pressure on current state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, to reach a decision regarding her campaign's use of "a database of citizens' names to send out unsoliticed emails seeking campaign contributions." State GOP leaders have argued that "three months is more than enough time to find out whether Bysiewicz illegally used state resources for political purposes." Adding intrigue to the matter, Blumenthal, shortly after the qualification ruling was handed down, released a statement that his office was "reviewing all of the whistle-blower allegations made against the Secretary of the State, including some received very recently" regarding the use of the database information.
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- Boston Herald, "Judge rules Susan Bysiewicz is qualified for Conn. AG" 5 May, 2010
- Republican American, "Bysiewicz database adds to political challenges" 15 May, 2010 (dead link)
- The Hartford Courant, "Bysiewicz Case: Court To Hear Appeal Next Week" 13 May, 2010
- Middletown Press, "Bysiewicz investigated for using taxpayer-funded database to aid her campaign" 7 Feb. 2010
- The Hartford Courant, "GOP Prods AG On Bysiewicz Inquiry" 9 May, 2010