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Senator Lugar Says Residency Dispute Resolved and He Can

Senator Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican, has resolved a dispute over his state residency that threatened to keep him from voting for himself in the May 8 Republican primary.

A local court helped work out a settlement between Lugar and the Marion County Election Board that will let him vote if he changes his voter registration address to a family farm in the state, the six-term senator’s campaign committee said in a statement today.

The Democratic-dominated election board said on March 15 that Lugar and his wife, who live in northern Virginia, weren’t eligible to vote in the county because they registered with the Indianapolis address of a home he sold in 1977.

“With this new legal guidance the issue of the Lugars’ voting registration is resolved,” today’s statement from his campaign said. “Any further challenge will clearly be nothing more than continued pettiness on the part of a handful of disgruntled political opponents.”

The board had voted on Lugar’s eligibility 2-1 along party lines. He is being challenged in the Republican primary by state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who has accused the senator of staying away from the state too much. The winner will run against Democratic U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly.

Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he had longstanding legal guidance from the election board and three Indiana attorneys general that his registration was legal.

Lugar prevailed earlier when Mourdock backers challenged his right to be on the ballot. The Indiana Election Commission in February ruled Lugar is eligible to seek re-election.

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