Judge says Lewis should be allowed to run for New Jersey Senate

    An administrative law judge in New Jersey has recommended that Olympian Carl Lewis be allowed to run for the state Senate.

    It’s up to the secretary of state now to either accept, modify or reject the decision, the Associated Press reports. Republicans challenged Lewis’ run saying because he voted in California in 2009 and 2010 he does not meet New Jersey’s four-year residency requirement to run for office.

    A final decision is expected Thursday.

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