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Newest candidate in 2nd District is actually registered to vote in 3rd

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Former Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave, the newest Republican candidate in the 2nd District congressional race, is currently a registered voter in the 3rd District.

Officials in the Kansas Secretary of State's office confirmed Friday that Soave's voter registration lists him at a residence in Olathe, which is part of the 3rd District.

Soave filed a Statement of Organization form with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday listing the address of his committee, Soave for Congress, at 709 Main St., in Eudora. That is the address of the Eudora post office.

He publicly announced his candidacy Thursday with a press release that bore a Eudora dateline. Eudora is in the 2nd District.

An official in the Douglas County clerk's office said it is possible that if Soave changed his registration in the last day or so through a motor vehicle office, it could take a few days to show up in the voter registration database.

Soave did not immediately respond Friday to both telephone and email requests for comment.

Strictly speaking, there is no requirement that members of the U.S. House be residents of the district they represent. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires only that they must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the U.S. for at least seven years and "an Inhabitant of that State in which he (or she) shall be chosen."

Kansas election law does not add any requirements beyond that. But as a practical matter, it is virtually unheard of in modern times for someone to be elected to Congress to represent a district in which he or she does not live.

Statement of Organization for Soave for Congress.

Statement of Organization for Soave for Congress. by Peter Hancock

Press release, with Eudora dateline, announcing Antonio Soave's candidacy in the 2nd District congressional race. Soave is registered to vote in Olathe, which is in the 3rd District.

Press release, with Eudora dateline, announcing Antonio Soave's candidacy in the 2nd District congressional race. Soave is registered to vote in Olathe, which is in the 3rd District. by Peter Hancock

Comments

Richard Heckler 2 months ago

Right wing anti american libertarians and ultra conservative fundamentalists control the GOP name though are not GOP at all.

There are damn few republicans in the republican party as we speak. Voters allowed this to happen by not paying attention to the fraudulent campaigns waged against registered republicans by the unethical.

Democrats need to be paying attention as well considering ALEC Koch bucks have no boundaries.

The most likely agenda of one Antonio Soave:

United States of ALEC – Bill Moyers http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

ALEC Subversive Activity http://www.rightwingwatch.org/report/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-in-state-legislatures/#Voter

ALEC – The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures

==== === Pay close attention to this 24/7 organized activity: === === === American Legislative Exchange Council Boot Camp Team http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/koch-brothers-candidate-training-recruiting-aegis-strategic

Bob Smith 2 months ago

Old news, bub. Everyone has been ignoring that set of links for years not.

Richard Heckler 2 months ago

Was Antonio Soave confused as to where he lives? Here, there, or Washington DC home to Supply Side Economics = Wreckanomics.

Bob Smith 2 months ago

That not being registered in the district didn't work out so well for that Democrat in Georgia recently.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 months ago

Not going to work very well for this guy either.

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