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Missouri GOP drops request for restraining order

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Republican Party has dropped a request for a temporary restraining order against the state Ethics Commission.

At issue was the commission's September 11th decision to notify candidates they may have received contributions above limits recently reimposed by the state Supreme Court.

The state GOP sued on claims that the decision was made in violation of Missouri's open-meetings law. Republicans asked for a restraining order prohibiting the Ethics Commission from carrying out its decision.

Citing the lawsuit, the Ethics Commission met again last Wednesday and rescinded its decision.

Because of that, Republicans have withdrawn their request for the restraining order.

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