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Calif. agency sues to reveal donors to Ariz. group

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's campaign watchdog agency has filed a lawsuit seeking to force an Arizona nonprofit to reveal the source of the group's $11 million contribution to a political action committee that is active in the November election.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Sacramento County Superior Court says Phoenix-based Americans for Responsible Leadership has refused to comply with an audit request by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

The Small Business Action Committee PAC received the $11 million contribution last week. The group is campaigning against Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and in favor of a separate initiative that would erode union political power in California.

The agency is asking a judge to compel the Arizona group to answer audit questions immediately or be held in contempt of court.

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