A New Hampshire judge has upheld a state attorney general's order which temporarily bars the Republican Governors Association [official website], the official public policy and political organization of the Republican governors in the United States, from engaging in political activities in New Hampshire. Superior Court Judge Carol Ann Conboy, who issued a temporary injunction today, will hold a hearing for a permanent injunction on Thursday.
The New Hampshire attorney general's office issued the order last week after the Democratic Party filed a complaint accusing the Republican Governors Association of hiring polling companies to conduct negative polls against Democratic gubernatorial challenger John Lynch [official website]. According to the order, the association must suspend its political activities until it registers as a political committee. Read the injunction here. AP has more.