Candidate Running For Congress In Four Different States

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I suppose this is the political version of keeping your bases covered: Allan Levene isnt absolutely convinced of his chancesin the GOP race for the congressional seatnow held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta. So the Kennesaw resident has hit on what he thinks is a unique strategy to increase the odds that hell have a job in Washington come next year. Hes going to run in three other congressional districts as well. In three other states: Michigan (14thCD), Minnesota (6thCD) and Hawaii (1stCD). The U.S. Constitution, he notes, only requires residency at the time of next years November election. Levene used to live in metro Detroit. Work as an IT man has sometimes carried him to Minnesota. Of course, living in Hawaii wouldnt be bad, but Id rather stay in Georgia, Levine, 64, said this morning. But Im a practical man. I dont have time to do this two years at a time, since I plan to be dead in 10 years. A London native but naturalized U.S. citizen, Levene has chosen an American football analogy: Going wide rather than going long. Levene would remain an extreme long-shot in all four races his Georgia campaign treasury is relatively miniscule, and would be even smaller when divided by four. But a quadruple race would be one for the books. Levene saidhe found his loophole during his constitutional studies.The Founding Fathers, he realized, didnt know about jet travel. People couldnt conceive of people running in more than one geographic area, he said. There is apparently no legal barrier to doing this, and theres generally no legal requirement that a candidate for Congress actually live in the District they are running for, so Levene isnt doing anything improper here. I cant imagine, though, that the voters in Geogia, Michigan, Minnesota, or Hawaii are going to appreciate this one.
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What happens if he were to win in two or more states?
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wrote:

he could pick the state that gives him the best perks
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On 2/3/2014 6:57 PM, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:

Minnesota's Sixth district is currently represented by crazypants Michele Bachmann, who also does not live in the district, and who is also a holder of dual citizenship. So as long as this guy promises to faithfully work against his constituent's interests, just as Michele does, he should have no trouble getting their votes.
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Yes, she's a US Citizen and a citizen of the Bizarro World.
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Bobby G.



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