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Sheldon stays on the ballot for Fla. AG, judge rules


George Sheldon can remain on the ballot as a Democratic candidate for attorney general, a Tallahassee judge ruled Friday.

Sheldon’s Florida residency had been challenged because he lived and worked in Washington, D.C., for two years as an Obama administration official. He owns a home in Tallahassee.

After a two-hour hearing, Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis decided Sheldon’s professional sojourn out of state didn’t disqualify him for holding office if elected.

“People can work out of state ... but their home is right here,” Francis said.

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