Supreme Court vacates campaign finance hearing

Updated: 08/22/2014 4:18 PM | Created: 08/22/2014 4:17 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has scrapped a planned hearing on a campaign finance lawsuit after the legal dispute was resolved between Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gary King and Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

Court Clerk Joey Moya said Friday that King's lawsuit had been withdrawn and the court canceled a hearing that had been scheduled for Aug. 28.

Duran's office last week reversed course and agreed with King's legal view of a state law limiting campaign contributions.

Duran said King could keep $10,900 in contributions if the money was to help retire his primary election debt.

The secretary of state initially had contended the contributions exceeded state caps because the money was given after the primary election.

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