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RGA seeks to overturn fine and Election Board ruling

AP reports: The Republican Governors Association wants a judge to declare unconstitutional a State Board of Elections decision that blocked it from running a pre-election ad supporting GOP gubernatorial candidate Patrick Ballantine.

The request filed Monday with the Office of Administrative Hearings also seeks to block a fine of nearly $200,000 assessed by the board, which found the association had violated state campaign financing laws.

The board levied the fine in September, saying the ad advocated expressly for Ballantine's election. It also ordered the RGA to register as a political action committee, meaning it would have to abide by strict financing rules on campaign ads. -- Winston-Salem Journal | RGA asks court to bar Elections Board ruling, state fine