Referee to review disputed residencies
ST. PAUL -- Edward Toussaint Jr., chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, on Thursday was put in charge of refereeing a dispute over whether four DFL legislative candidates' names should remain on the ballot.
At issue is whether the candidates will have lived in their districts for the six months preceding the general election as required by law.
The Republican Party alleges they haven't and has asked that their names be taken off the primary and general election ballots. The candidates say they meet the residency requirements.
The DFLers in question are: Assistant Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger of the Mankato/St. Peter area, state Rep. Loren Solberg of the Bovey/Grand Rapids area, Senate candidate Jeremy Eller of the Faribault/Kilkenny area and House candidate Margaret Tilley of Eagan.
Toussaint will submit his findings to the Supreme Court by Wednesday.