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House candidate Crawford still on ballot after appeal ruling

7 years 4 months 3 days ago Tuesday, October 06 2015 Oct 6, 2015 October 06, 2015 12:34 PM October 06, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A candidate for the state House of Representatives remains on the Oct. 24 ballot after a challenge to his candidacy was rejected by a state appeal court.

Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a district court ruling and dismissed a challenge lodged against Ray Crawford, running for the House in District 99 in New Orleans.

Two people had filed a challenge saying Crawford failed to file a 2012 tax return and a judge ruled in their favor. But the 4th Circuit found reversed the ruling and dismissed the appeal on procedural issues. Those issues stemmed from a mistake in the original challenge: The candidate was misidentified as Raymond instead of Ray Crawford. 

An appeal of the 4th Circuit ruling was pending Tuesday at the state Supreme Court.

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