- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a legal challenge that unsuccessfully tried to kick congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick off the Aug. 28 Democratic primary ballot (all times local):

2:59 p.m.

A judge has ruled congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick can appear on the Aug. 28 primary ballot even though her residency information was incorrectly stated on some her campaign documents.

A lawsuit funded by one of Kirkpatrick’s opponents sought to kick her off the ballot.

It alleged she falsely claimed she lived in Tucson, when she actually resides in Phoenix.



Kirkpatrick says she has been living in Tucson for more than a year.

Judge Joshua Rogers said although some of Kirkpatrick’s nominating petitions incorrectly used her prior Tucson address, this doesn’t invalidate her petitions signatures needed to get on the ballot.

The lawsuit was funded the campaign of former state Rep. Matt Heinz, one of Kirkpatrick’s Democratic opponents.

9:08 a.m.

A judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether to kick congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick off the ballot because opponents say she filed false information about where she lives.

Her residency isn’t being challenged, because the law says she merely has to be a state resident, not live in the district where she’s running.

Instead, her opponents filed a lawsuit saying Kirkpatrick claims to live in Tucson, when she actually resides in Phoenix.

Kirkpatrick says rents an apartment in Tucson and occasionally spends time at her condo in Phoenix.

Her attorneys contend any discrepancy about Kirkpatrick’s address on campaign documents doesn’t disqualify her from seeking the office.

Kirkpatrick faces former state Reps. Bruce Wheeler and Matt Heinz and others in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary for Congressional District 2.

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