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Mrs. Bachmann corrected herself later as she spoke with reporters, noting that the date marked Presley’s passing, not his birth.

“As far as we’re concerned, he’s still alive in our hearts,” Mrs. Bachmann said.

NEW JERSEY

Olympian Carl Lewis not certified for race

TRENTON — New Jersey’s top elections official won’t certify nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis as a Democratic candidate for state Senate.

Secretary of State Kim Guadagno, a Republican, said the former track star doesn’t meet New Jersey’s four-year residency requirement to run.

Mr. Lewis grew up in Willingboro and said he has owned a home in New Jersey since 2005, but he attended college in Texas and also owns a home and business in California.

Mr. Lewis’ attorney asked Tuesday for immediate intervention from the federal judge hearing the case. Bill Tambussi said Ms. Guadagno’s conduct in the case raises “important issues that require urgent attention.”

An appeals panel allowed Mr. Lewis, 50, to appear on the June primary ballot. He would face Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, a Republican, for the 8th Legislative District seat.

From wire dispatches and staff reports