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Kentucky -- candidate residency suit

AP reports: A judge on Wednesday temporarily stopped Jefferson County [Kentucky] from certifying a disputed state Senate race while a lawsuit challenging the winning candidate's eligibility is pending.

The ruling means the results of the vote in the 37th District in Louisville will remain in limbo when the rest of the vote tallies are turned over to the Secretary of State on Friday.

Democrat Virginia Woodward filed a legal challenge over whether Republican Dana Seum Stephenson met the residency requirements to run for the office. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Woodward claimed Stephenson did not live in the district for six years before the election as required by the Kentucky Constitution.

Stephenson defeated Woodward in Tuesday's election in a heated race to replace retiring Democratic state Sen. Larry Saunders. -- AP Wire | 11/03/2004 | Judge hears challenge to winner of state Senate seat