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Judge considers lawsuit to disqualify Landrieu

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Posted: Sep 5, 2014 3:06 AM by Melinda Deslatte
Updated: Sep 5, 2014 7:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: hearing, Landrieu, Paul Hollis, Senate, election, qualifications, challenge, eligibility

BATON ROUGE, La. - A judge will consider whether U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is able to run for re-election in Louisiana after a state lawmaker who once ran against Landrieu challenged her qualifications for office.

Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis filed a lawsuit against the three-term Democratic senator, saying she can't be on the November ballot because she lives in Washington, not Louisiana.

Judge Wilson Fields planned a Friday hearing on the lawsuit. Landrieu was subpoenaed to attend, but it was unclear if she would be there. Her campaign spokesman said the senator didn't receive the subpoena.

Landrieu says she lives with her parents in New Orleans when in Louisiana, and she is registered to vote with that address. Hollis points to Landrieu's $2.5 million Washington home and says that's where Landrieu lives full-time.

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