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North Carolina: 2 GOP candidate face residency challenges

AP reports: A Wake County judge won't rule for several days on whether Republican candidates in two state House primaries should have been disqualified because elections officials said they didn't meet residency requirements to run.

Superior Court Judge Don Stephens heard arguments Monday in the appeals of Frank Mitchell and Tommy Pollard, who weren't allowed to receive votes in the May 2 primary.

The state board ruled that Pollard didn't meet the one-year residency requirement to qualify as a candidate in the 15th House District primary against Rep. Robert Grady, R-Onslow.

The board also disqualified Mitchell because he still lived outside the 79the House District even though he bought land with a mobile home in Rep. Julia Howard's district in October 2005. -- AP Wire | 07/24/2006 | Wake County judge hears N.C. House candidate challenges

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