INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - First there was Charlie White, then it was Richard Lugar. Now a third Indiana Republican is facing residency questions. It's Congressional candidate David McIntosh.
McIntosh is a former Indiana congressman who now lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area. He also has a home in Anderson, but his Virginia driver's license is now an issue. Critics point out that the application form for a Virginia driver's license requires you to declare that you are a Virginia resident. A spokesman for the McIntosh campaign said the former Indiana congressman was forced to acquire the Virginia license.
One of his GOP primary opponents, former federal prosecutor Susan Brooks, sees a bigger problem.
"I call on David McIntosh to tell us where has he sworn under the penalty of perjury that he is a resident - of which state?" Brooks said.
The McIntosh camp said the candidate was unavailable to discuss the matter, even on the telephone. His campaign did share a letter it sought from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings that says he may vote and seek office here.
But another opponent, Dr. John McGoff, wants to supply voters with the facts.
"When I heard that he's not living here and not working here," McGoff said, "I think that is an important issue for voters in the Fifth District to know."
When shown the electronic version of the Cummings letter, McGoff said he sees the matter as a political issue more than a legal question.
"People need to know that we've got to stop this revolving door of people who are in Congress, become lobbyists and then want to come back to Congress again," McGoff said.
The campaign spokesman said McIntosh has never voted in Virginia.
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