Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell released the following statement in response to the SEEC’s vote to approve settlement in the 2014 campaign case.
“This is a positive step forward for the Democratic Party and, more importantly, the state of Connecticut. The voluntary agreement we have entered into will clarify a fundamental legal question that we raised and pursued in order to resolve a conflicting intersection between state and federal law, and it will help ensure the continued viability of the Citizens’ Election Program going forward. We have always championed clean elections in Connecticut and will continue to do so. We hope that this agreement with the SEEC will serve as a model and that the Republican Party will join in our commitment to preserving the Citizens’ Election Program. We are glad to put this matter behind us, so that we can end any uncertainty for this election cycle and put all of our focus on the critical task of electing Democrats up and down the ticket this November.”