Carol Hafner’s feet have never even touched Alaskan soil, but that isn’t stopping her from running for a Congressional seat in the state.
Hafner, a 65-year-old New Jerseyan, attracted the attention of the state Democratic party leaders when her campaign filings showed up with a New Jersey address. Her son Eric Hafner ran a similar campaign in Oregon using the same New Jersey address, but lost that state’s primary in May.
In an interview with Huffington Post, Hafner explained that she’s perfectly within her rights as a citizen under the US Constitution to run for a congressional seat in a state that is not her own. Turns out, she knows her stuff: the Constitution states that a candidate must be 25 years of age, and must be living in the state they represent when elected.