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Feds probing Democrats' spending on Malloy campaign

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There is a federal investigation probing Democrats' spending on the campaign of Gov. Dannel Malloy.  (WFSB file photo) There is a federal investigation probing Democrats' spending on the campaign of Gov. Dannel Malloy. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

A spokesman for the Connecticut Democratic Party says party officials are cooperating with a federal criminal investigation into whether the party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign.

Leigh Appleby's comments Friday were in response to a report by The Hartford Courant that Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly's office is convening a grand jury to review the campaign spending.

A spokesman for Daly declined to comment.

At issue is a complaint filed by state Republicans alleging Democrats illegally used contributions from contractors that were earmarked for federal government elections to pay for a mailing benefiting Malloy's campaign.

Democrats last month agreed to make a $325,000 payment to the state to settle the complaint to the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Appleby says Democrats complied with all laws.

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