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Hunt publishes article on Alabama Senator Tuberville’s residency status

Charles Hunt, an assistant professor of Political Science, published a new piece in The Conversation titled “Tommy Tuberville reportedly doesn’t live in Alabama − should he still be its senator?” on Aug. 14.

An excerpt from the article reads: “Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville has come under scrutiny following reports that he recently sold the last remaining properties he owns in the state that he represents in the U.S. Senate. Instead, Tuberville appears to live almost full time at his beach house in the Florida panhandle. […] Why does this matter? Because Tuberville is running up against one of the oldest constitutional requirements that apply to anyone running for Congress: that candidates must live in the state they represent by the time they take office. But whether Tuberville’s situation actually violates the Constitution – or matters to voters – is another question.”