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Connecticut: Gov. Rell's staff may have broken campaigning laws

AP reports: The woman who enforces the rules for Gov. M. Jodi Rell has sparked an investigation into whether the governor's top staff members violated a campaign finance law.

The State Elections Enforcement Commission plans to ask agency commissioners and deputy commissioners whether they distributed invitations to a Rell campaign fundraiser that they received from M. Lisa Moody, Rell's chief of staff.

A state law, which has been on the books since 1983, prohibits commissioners and deputy commissioners from soliciting campaign contributions from anyone, including their subordinates in state government, Jeffrey Garfield, the commission's executive director, said Thursday.

Meanwhile, Chief State's Attorney Christopher L. Morano said he is reviewing the allegations but hasn't decided whether to open an investigation. -- The Advocate - Rell aide causes probe of possible campaign finance law violations

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