Lawsuit challenges residency of GOP candidate

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 10:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville resident has filed a lawsuit challenging the residency of a Republican vying to unseat longtime Democratic state Rep. Tom Burch.

James Stammerman claims in his suit that GOP candidate Brian Krueger does not live in Burch's district, making him unqualified to run for the 30th District seat. The suit claims Krueger lives in another House district in Louisville.

The suit filed Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court asks a judge to remove Krueger's name from the ballot.

Krueger did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Burch has represented the district since the late 1970s. He is chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee.

Republicans are making a strong push to take control of the Kentucky House in this year's election.

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