PHOENIX (AP) - 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.