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  Mehta claims state suit against Atilis Gym an effort to undermine his campaign
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Last Editedbnml  Sep 15, 2020 11:20am
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AuthorNikita Biryukov
News DateTuesday, September 15, 2020 05:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Senate Candidate Rik Mehta claimed the Office of the Attorney General was attempting to spike his run for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-Newark) seat by going after an infamous gym now being used as a campaign headquarters by a Republican.

In a brief filed last week and first-reported by Law360, Deputy Attorney General Stephen Slocum argued the facility was clearly still operating as a gym but was ignoring 25% indoor capacity limits imposed on such facilities.

Slocum pointed to the group’s social media pages and website, which, save for a video posted to the gym’s Facebook page by co-owner Ian Smith announcing the facility would be used as “a political rally and volunteer location” for Mehta’s campaign.
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