TRENTON - New Jersey's top elections official won't certify nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis as a candidate for state Senate.
Republican Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled yesterday that Lewis hasn't met the residency requirement.
Lewis, a Democrat, grew up in Willingboro and says he's owned a home in New Jersey since 2005. But he attended college in Texas and also owns a home and business in California.
His lawyer asked for immediate intervention from the federal judge hearing the case yesterday.
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