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Del. Officials Appeal Injunction on Campaign Law

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling prohibiting them from enforcing a campaign finance law that is being challenged by a conservative group.

Lawyers for attorney general Beau Biden and Delaware's elections commissioner filed appeal papers Thursday after the judge granted an injunction sought by Delaware Strong Families.

The group is challenging a 2012 law requiring disclosures by third-party groups working independently of political candidates to influence elections.

The law requires groups that spend $500 or more during an election period on third-party advertisements to disclose the source of donations. Those advertisements include communications, such as DSF's voter guide, that refer to clearly identified candidates, even if they don't urge a vote for or against a candidate.

The judge said the law is so broad it likely is unconstitutional.

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