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The battle for the Delaware state senate finds the GOP denouncing the Democratic candidate Laura Sturgeon over her residency claim in the district.

She is facing incumbent Republican Greg Lavell.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state GOP says Sturgeon has handed out letters claiming she has lived in the district since she was a small child.

The paper reports that her parents have lived in the Greenville area for many years but that she moved to Newark while attending college in the 1990’s.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a case challenging the eligibility of a candidate for governor of Maryland over residency requirements.

Krish Vignarajah, who is running for the Democratic nomination, said Tuesday she is excited to move beyond the case and focus on the issues.

Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Alison Asti dismissed the lawsuit after finding the lawsuit wasn't filed in time.

Maryland has a five-year residency requirement to run for governor.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia residents will need a new driver's license by October 2020 if they want to use their license to board a plane.

The Virginian Pilot reports the change is part of the REAL ID program, which was passed after the Sept. 11 attacks and requires stringent proof of residency.

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Ocean City officials have disqualified Philip Ufholz from running for town council.

He says he has been a property owner of a condo on 88th street since 1975 and owns a home in Bethesda where his wife lives.

The city charter requires a candidate to be a permanent resident and live in the resort four months before the election.

Ufholz told WBOC that he was shocked when he got word that he did not qualify to run for office.

He said he had voted in every election since 2008 and had presented last year’s tax returns which listed him as a resident.