Court hearing set in Malloy campaign mailing case
HARTFORD — State elections officials and Democrats are preparing to face off in court in a dispute over whether the party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s successful re-election bid last year.
A hearing in Hartford Superior Court is set for Tuesday on whether elections officials can issue subpoenas.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating whether the state Democratic Party illegally paid for a mass mailing supporting Malloy’s re-election with money from an account designated for federal office campaigns.
Republicans say the Democrats’ federal campaign account included money from state contractors, who are allowed to contribute to the federal account but are prohibited from giving money to candidates for state office.
Democratic Party officials say the federal account spending was legal because it was part of a get-out-the-vote effort.