Man’s lawsuit against GOP for failed repeal dismissed
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Virginia man against the Republican Party for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been dismissed.
The Virginian-Pilot reports federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen rejected Bob Heghmann’s claim Tuesday. Heghmann’s lawsuit accused the party of fraud and racketeering and asked the party return campaign contributions or pressure Congress to repeal “Obamacare.”
Allen says Heghmann didn’t have legal standing to sue and that the repeal’s push isn’t over yet. Heghmann argued he had standing to sue as a contributor.
Republican lawyers say Federal Election Commission records do not list Heghmann as a contributor to the Republican National Committee, the Virginia GOP or the party leaders named in the lawsuit. FEC records show Heghmann gave $875 to New Hampshire’s GOP in 2013 and 2014.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com