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Connecticut GOP appeals Bysiewicz AG case

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May 16, 2010

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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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."[4] 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."[5] 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.[5]

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