Nancy Argenziano to sue over party registration requirement

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Former Sen. Nancy Argenziano is filing a lawsuit challenging a section of the state’s new election law because it requires candidates to register in the particular political party they want to run as a member of 17 months before the general election. Argenziano, a former Republican, had planned to run for Congress as a Democrat, but was tripped up by the law because when she left the GOP she registered as a member of the Independent Party. She says the provision, part of a broad election bill passed earlier this year that is controversial for other reasons as well,

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