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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:54 AM
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Is there a residency requirement to be a US Senator or Rep?
Does a member have to live in their state or district a certain percentage of the time?

I ask because of this whole Sanatorium thing with billing a school district in PA well over $ 100,000.00 for cyber schooling, when in fact they appear to live in Virginia all the time?

They do own a house in the school district, but rent the two bedroom house to a young couple.

Might this be some level of fraud?
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 12:02 PM
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1. I believe each state has it's own rules (eom)
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SteveG Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 12:17 PM
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2. The Constitution has the requirements
For the House
Article 1 section 2-2 No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.



Article 1 section 3-3
3 No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of
thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.




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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 04:54 PM
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3. Thanks. So this means, Lil Ricky is allowed to live here on
election days every six years, and in Virginia the rest of the time?

and be legal about it?
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 05:15 PM
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4. I'm starting this investigation
I wrote an LTTE to the Pittsburgh PG (the decent paper from Pitt); I'm researching the law in PA.
Santorum doesn't have a residence in PA. He lives in Virginia; let him run for Senator there. We can start calling Sanitarium Virginia's Third Senator.
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 05:39 PM
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5. WTAE had this as their second story at 6:00
KDKA must be ReThug, as they buried it later, and had a disclaimer at the end of their much shorter story. They said that Lil' Ricky is Republican, and the neighbor, who is on the school board, is the "Chair of the Penn Hills Democratic Party."

So what.

I guess loyal reThugs in Penn Hills aren't outraged by this, or maybe even bothered too much.
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