This is real. Really.
REPORT: DEMOCRATIC ALASKA CANDIDATE HAS NEVER VISITED THE STATE
A Democratic candidate running to replace Rep. Don Young, the Republican holding Alaska’s at-large congressional seat, has never been to the state, according to the Associated Press.
“She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state,” the Associated Press said of 64-year-old Carol Hafner who admitted she doesn’t even plan on campaigning in The Last Frontier state.
Hafner’s candidate filing lists both South Dakota and New Jersey as her addresses.
As The Hill notes, “The Constitution states that in order to serve in Congress one must meet age and citizenship requirements and inhabit the state at the time of one’s election.”
When the AP reached out to Hafner, the Democrat said, “I want to do good in a place that I feel a kinship for,” although she deems South Dakota as her stomping ground.
“Don’t lock me out just because I’m not a homeboy,” Hafner stated.