New Jersey Republicans challenge Carl Lewis’ Senate run based on residency

    Republicans in New Jersey say Carl Lewis voted in California in May 2009, and therefore is not qualified to run for the New Jersey Senate.

    The Olympic medalist, who announced his candidacy for the Eighth District Monday, says he bought his first home in New Jersey in 2005.


    But GOP attorney Mark Sheridan wrote in a challenge that by voting, Lewis was acting as a resident of California, and therefore could not also be a resident of New Jersey, as reports.

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    The challenge, filed on behalf of Burlington County Republican Chairman Bill Layton and Ted Costa, chairman of the Hainesport Township Republican Committee, is based on the requirement that candidates reside in New Jersey for four years before running.

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