Democratic Governors Association withdraws state lawsuit on campaign finance

The DGA has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s campaign finance laws.

“We’re delighted that the Democratic Governors Association has withdrawn this misplaced challenge to the strong coordination and disclosure provisions of Connecticut’s campaign finance laws,” said Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut.

“These laws were passed and implemented to protect Connecticut voters against the kind of behind-the-scenes coordination between candidates and ostensibly independent groups that is now the focus of an investigation in Wisconsin,” Quickmire said.
“LWVCT believes that the thoughtful decision of the U.S. District Court and the voluntary dismissal of the DGA lawsuit serve to uphold the public’s right to know in election contests and Connecticut’s valued campaign finance reforms,” said Alison Rivard,Vice President for Public Issues of League of Women Voters in Connecticut.
“We’re very happy that the DGA is withdrawing its ill-advised lawsuit. The remedies they sought would have legalized Karl Rove and Scott Walker’s illegal behavior in Connecticut and we are happy that Judge Hall upheld the right of Connecticut citizens to live in a democracy instead of a corrupt auction house,” said Tom Swan, Executive Director of Connecticut Citizen