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Randy Vin­son, Flem­ing’s Demo­cratic op­po­nent for District 5 said he was fa­mil­iar with the ques­tions sur­round­ing Flem­ing’s el­i­gi­bil­ity to run for of­fice in the district.

“Over the past few months we’ve had sev­eral peo­ple, some of them high rank­ing mem­bers of the Repub­li­can Party tell us we needed to look at Tim’s res­i­dency and see if he’s truly qual­i­fied to run,” Vin­son said, adding he was re­luc­tant to do so un­til he read a press release from Han­del’s of­fice on the mat­ter of homestead ex­emp­tions.

Af­ter de­cid­ing that Flem­ing’s can­di­dacy should be chal­lenged, Vin­son said the de­ci­sion was made that some­one from the New­ton County Demo­cratic Party should bring the chal­lenge for­ward and so Childers, who is a res­i­dent of District 5, agreed to file the chal­lenge.

Vin­son said he hopes to gain from the chal­lenge “clar­i­fi­ca­tion of is [Flem­ing] truly a res­i­dent of District 5.”

As of press time Flem­ing did not re­turn calls for com­ment.

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