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McMullen petitions for immediate court hearing on alleged Sorrell and Super PAC coordination

Vt Digger - - 8:50 am Thu Nov 1st, 2012

Republican attorney general candidate Jack McMullen filed a petition in Chittenden County superior court on Wednesday afternoon, compelling a judge to schedule a hearing within 24 hours to make an initial determination about whether Bill Sorrell coordinated with a Super PAC in August.

McMullen activated an arcane, and as yet untested, campaign finance provision, which allows candidates, and candidates only, to request a court's factual determination about whether certain expenditures count as co-ordinated with a political campaign.

The statute says the petition takes precedence over all other cases, and will receive a hearing at the earliest practicable date, and be "expedited in every way.

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Chittenden, VT 05737 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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