, perhaps the best track and field athlete in history, has another race to run. His latest victory wasn’t too tough, coming out on top of an uncontested Democratic primary for a New Jersey state Senate seat Tuesday, Politico reports
But the nine-time gold medal winner still needs approval from a judge to appear on the general election ballot in November. That’s because Republicans charge that he doesn’t meet New Jersey’s residency requirements, which stipulate that a candidate must live in the Garden State for at least four years.
A federal judge let Lewis on to the primary ballot before a final ruling on the matter. As an adult, Lewis has lived largely in California, though he was born in Jersey, grew up in Willingboro, and purchased a home there in 2005. He voted in California until April, when he registered in New Jersey.
If the judge approves, Lewis will run against Republican Dawn Marie Addiego.
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