Carl Lewis ineligible for NJ ballot
April 26th, 2011
04:58 PM ET
10 years ago

Carl Lewis ineligible for NJ ballot

(CNN) - Former Olympic star Carl Lewis fails to meet residency requirements in New Jersey and is ineligible to run for the state Senate, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno decided Tuesday.

Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner, wanted to run for the state Senate seat in the 8th Legislative District.


Filed under: 2012 • Carl Lewis • New Jersey
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Will

    The lt governor is just another GOP crony.

    April 26, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Sagebrush Shorty.

    Should Have asked Emmanuel for advice on how to get around these types of requirements.

    April 26, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. diridi

    why, you are not born in America either...well, tell news that we need Birther issue....we laugh our Tommy hurts...Tell to idiots like GOP is a news....they may spin it some more time...till 2012....

    April 26, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. The Situation

    Oh Oh! Maybe they remember 20 years ago when he botched the National Anthem in the Meadowlands

    April 26, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. MastaFunk

    Sorry Carl, even if... You need to lose that stupid-looking diamond Bling in the ear, MY Politicians are Clean-Cut Businessmen, not YOU hahahahah...

    But...Jersiers are sure dumb enough to vote you in, because you have some Money, so you MUST be good.

    April 26, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  6. Paul Cooper

    This is the same state which ignored its own laws to allow the Democrats to switch candidates when Bob Torricelli started to look like a loser. I guess we should consider this progress of a sort.

    April 26, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  7. eric bottomer

    After obama was elected why not lewis the us government is a joke and I hate what is happening to our country!does anyone care or is it just me!I'm not talking about gas prices either we should have saw this coming years ago!

    April 26, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  8. Mike in WA

    Or maybe he was paying California income taxes and voting in California until last year. If he was indeed a resident of New Jersey as he claims he owes them back taxes and should be arrested for voter fraud by voting in California.

    April 26, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. Thomas Paine

    Not eligible for the ballot? Why? I thought he was steroid free?

    April 26, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. me

    Chicago should leran! good for NJ, follow the rules..and don't let these clowns in

    April 26, 2011 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |