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Candidate for US House moving -- just because

AL.com reports: Republican Will Brooke, a candidate in the race for the GOP nomination for the District 6 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has bought a new home in Birmingham so that his residency will match his candidacy.

The candidate, an executive with Harbert Management Corp., says he always lived in District 6, but found himself a few hundred feet south of the lines when the Alabama Legislature redrew congressional maps in 2011. ...

Brooke told AL.com on today that after the Legislature approved the new maps for its seven U.S. congressional districts in 2011, he found his home in District 7, a seat held by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham.

The U.S. Constitution only requires state residency for a congressional run -- candidates are free to pick their district within the state. But Brooke said that wasn't good enough. -- Congressional candidate Will Brooke lives a few hundred feet from District 6, for now | AL.com

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