Republican Dean Files Suit In Attorney General's Race
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Republican candidate for Connecticut attorney general wants a judge to order her Democratic opponent to prove that he’s qualified to run for the job.
Republican Martha Dean, an Avon attorney, filed an emergency request for injunctive relief in Hartford Superior on Tuesday, challenging Democrat George Jepsen’s eligibility to run for attorney general.
Dean’s lawsuit stems from a recent State Supreme Court opinion that spelled out why Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) was not qualified to run for attorney general. State law requires candidates to be an active attorney for at least 10 years.
Jepsen calls Dean’s lawsuit frivolous, saying he meets the court’s standard and has been practicing law for 26 years.
But Dean says the state’s high court determined the attorney general must have experience trying cases.
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